2 firefighters dead, 3 injured in Kanawha County fire truck crash


(WOWK) – UPDATE: 3.24.2018 @ 10:00 p.m.

Two firefighters are dead and three injured in a wreck on Paint Creek Road. The Pratt Volunteer Fire Department was headed to a fatal crash on the West Virginia Turnpike when the fire truck crashed and flipped. 

The three surviving Pratt Firefighters were taken to CAMC General Hospital. Physicians and medical personnel are doing everything possible to assist them.  The names of those involved are not yet being released.  

“At this time we are asking the prayers and thoughts of all citizens for these fire fighters and their families,” stated Commissioner Carper.  

UPDATE: 3.24.2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

Two firefighters have been killed following a crash on Paint Creek Road in Kanawha County.

A press release was just sent out with the following information:

The Pratt Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a serious accident on the turnpike with fatalities this evening when their truck flipped over.  Five fighter fighters were on the truck during the accident.  At this time there are two confirmed fatalities from the fire department with three other fire fighters injured.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in these accidents this evening and their families.  This is a tragic event and believed to be the worse accident involving our volunteer fire service has ever suffered,” stated Commission President Kent Carper. 

ORIGINAL: 3.24.2018

Emergency crews are on scene of an accident on I77 in eastern Kanawha County.

The call came in about 6 p.m. on Saturday evening of a multiple vehicle accident with possible fatalities.

As emergency crews were responding, an emergency vehicle got into an accident as well.

Paint Creek Road is shut down as well as I77 south for an undetermined amount of time.

We have a crew heading to the scene and will update with the latest information as it becomes available.

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