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Lubbock Firefighter, Police Officer Killed in Crash

Two killed and another firefighter injured while at an MVA

A Lubbock firefighter and a police officer were killed when a vehicle crossed the median and collided with an earlier MVA. (

LUBBOCK, Texas – A firefighter and police officer were killed while at the scene of a crash Saturday morning as reported by .

A second firefighter was critically injured.

At a press conference Police Chief Floyd Mitchell and Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson said that firefighters and police officers were dispatched to a single vehicle accident in the area of Interstate 27 and Drew Street.

While working at the scene of this accident a second vehicle, towing a trailer, crossed into the median and crashed near the first accident

As firefighters and police officers worked the scene of both accidents a third vehicle crossed the median and struck two firefighters and a police officer.

Firefighters immediately requested additional resources.

The police officer, a 27-year old male, with just over a year of service with the department was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two firefighters were transported to UMC Hospital.

One firefighter, a 39-year old male, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The other firefighter, a 30-year old male, is listed in critical condition.