KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The North Tazewell Volunteer Fire Department captain who died Monday was responding to an ATV crash involving a child when the fire engine he was driving overturned, Claiborne County Sheriff Bobby Brooks said.
Brooks said that an nine-year-old boy was seriously injured in an ATV crash around 3:30 p.m. on Ingle Lane in Claiborne County. The child was taken to an area hospital by a LifeStar helicopter.
North Tazewell VFD Captain Roy Sewell was on his way to set up a landing zone for the helicopter to pick up the injured child when the fatal fire truck crash happened, the sheriff confirmed.
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No further details about the ATV crash could be released as the victim was a juvenile.
Editors note: The age of the injured child has been corrected.