Hudson, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities say a central Illinois firefighter was killed and five of
his colleagues injured when a tractor-trailer hit three emergency vehicles.
The emergency responders were working the scene of a previous accident
on Interstate 39 on Tuesday night when a tractor-trailer hauling a load of
automobiles lost control and hit three of the emergency vehicles belonging to
the Hudson Community Fire Protection District and the Illinois State Police.
The name of the dead 39-year-old firefighter, who WJBC-AM reports also
was a career Bloomington
firefighter, hasn't been released.
All of the injured were taken to a hospital in Normal with injuries not considered
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