Fallen Wink Volunteer Firefighter laid to rest

Fallen Wink Volunteer Firefighter laid to rest

WINKLER COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Hundreds of people gathered on Monday at Kermit Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute and say goodbye to a fallen hero.

Coby Lee Roy Slaughter, 36, died Wednesday in a crash in Loving County.

Slaughter and the rest of the Wink Volunteer Fire Department were on their way to a tank battery fire when troopers said a semi hydroplaned and hit their fire truck head on.

Slaughter was injured and taken to Winkler County Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He leaves behind a wife and children.

The Andrews County Volunteer Fire Department was also on duty Monday at the Wink Fire Department to allow members to attend the funeral.

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