Firefighter II Ray was operating on the scene of a working residential structure fire when he was struck and killed by a fire engine. According to a preliminary description of the incident from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Ray was riding on a Conway fire engine when he fell off and was struck as the fire truck reversed over him. The incident remains under investigation by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: Fire: 1000 block of Hickory Circle (U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 7936 4598); Firefighter fatality: Hickory Circle & Tinker Town Aven
Conway Fire Rescue
PO Drawer 1075, 1600 Ninth Avenue
U.S. National Grid: 17S PT 7964 4600
Conway, South Carolina 29528
Chief: Phillip L. “Le” Hendrick, Jr.
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.