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First responders killed in tragic Texas crash

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Chief Shaun Fogerson/Lubbock Fire & Rescue, Chief Floyd Mitchell/Lubbock Police Department

Video depicts aftermath of deadly wreck

LUBBOCK, Tx. (KYMA, KECY) - A police officer and firefighter were killed Saturday while responding to an accident on a Texas interstate.

Officer Nicholas Reyna and Firefighter Eric Hill were responding to a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 27 when the unthinkable happened.

A car crossed into the median and struck the first responders, including an additional firefighter who remains in critical condition.

"It's a huge loss for the public safety community here," says Chief Shaun Fogerson of the Lubbock Fire Department.

Road conditions Saturday morning were snowy, but Chief Fogerson says it's not an excuse.

"It was very unnecessary. If people would respect road conditions, things like this wouldn't have to happen."

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Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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