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Date: 5/5/1998
Personnel: Patrick McKinney, Jr.
Age: 72
Agency/Organization: Colorado City Volunteers, Colorado City TX
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter McKinney was driving a converted tanker from one brush fire to another when he lost control of the tanker as it crossed a narrow bridge. The tanker rolled three times after the right rear wheels of the vehicle caught on a concrete guardrail. A firefighter who was a passenger in the tanker was injured in the collision. Firefighter McKinney was ejected and died.

 

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Home station: Colorado City Volunteer Fire Department, 620 E. 11th St, Colorado City, TX

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