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Wink Volunteer firefighter killed in Loving Co. accident

Photo of the crash. (Source: KWES) Photo of the crash. (Source: KWES)
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LOVING COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

A Wink Volunteer firefighter died in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Loving County Sheriff Chris Busse, Coby Slaughter, 36, was killed in the accident.

Authorities said the Wink Volunteer Fire Department responded to a tank battery fire around 5 p.m. and the truck was traveling westbound on State Highway 302 with its lights and sirens on.

We're told a semi-water hauler decided to pass eastbound traffic and collided head-on with the fire truck.

Officials said the driver of the semi and a passenger in the fire truck had severe injuries and both were taken to the hospital.

There's no word yet on their conditions.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is now leading the investigation.

The Seminole Fire Department has already taken to social media to express their condolences:

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