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Incident Name:
Date: 2/29/2000
Personnel: Robert Jeffrey Jackson
Age: 35
Agency/Organization: Harmony Volunteer Fire Department, Atoka OK
Position: firefighter

Summary: Firefighter Jackson was responding to a mutual aid grass fire in a neighboring community. He was the sole occupant and driver of a three-quarter-ton four-by-four brush truck. As Firefighter Jackson responded, he encountered a sedan traveling in the opposite direction. The sedan crested a hill, the driver lost control, skidded approximately 258 feet, crossed the center of the road, and struck the brush truck head on. Firefighter Jackson attempted to avoid the collision by pulling to the side of the road. The emergency lights on the brush truck were activated. Firefighter Jackson was wearing a seat belt. Firefighter Jackson's speed was estimated at 30-35 miles per hour and the speed of the sedan was estimated at 70 miles per hour. After the collision, both vehicles caught fire. The fire was reported to the Harmony Volunteer Fire Department, and they responded to the incident. Upon arrival, both vehicles were found to be fully involved in fire. The cause of death was listed as massive blunt chest trauma with burns noted as another significant medical condition.

 

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