A tragic accident between a logging truck and a fire truck has resulted in two deaths in Hardin County. The Tennessee Highway Patrol reports that the car accident happened while the fire truck was en route to a call. The driver of the fire truck, a 69-year-old man, and the driver of the logging truck, a 30-year-old man, both died in the crash.
According to authorities, the fire truck was on its way to a house fire at approximately 9:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. While en route, it collided with the logging truck. A spokesperson from the highway patrol said that the fire truck had crossed into opposing traffic, which resulted in the collision. The logging truck driver was not wearing his seat belt. Authorities say they cannot determine if the fire truck driver had been using his.