MARTIN COUNTY, Texas — Two volunteers with the Martin County/City of Stanton Volunteer Fire Department were involved in an accident that killed one and injured another Wednesday morning, according to a Facebook post by the Howard County Sheriff's Office.
HCSO identified Danny Ireton as the volunteer who died in the accident and Allan Carby as the volunteer who was injured.
The post also asked that citizens join them in keeping the firefighters and their families in their thoughts and prayers.
The Martin County/City of Stanton Volunteer Fire Department made a post later, giving more details about the accident and asking for prayers for the family and department.
The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department also made a Facebook post showing their support for the volunteers, their families and MCVFD.
According to the preliminary incident report from DPS, Ireton and Carby attempted to pass a semi-truck while traveling west on FM 3113.
At the same time, the semi-truck was turning. While Ireton attempted to take evasive action, the fire truck collided with the semi-truck.
Ireton was pronounced dead at the scene, while Carby was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with incapacitating injuries.
The driver of the semi-truck was taken to Martin County Hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.
No more information is available at this time, and the crash is still under investigation by DPS.