While conducting official fire department business, Chief Sanders was stopped in the department’s rescue truck on Alabama Highway 77 preparing to make a left-hand turn when she was struck from the rear by a tractor-trailer. The rescue unit was forced into oncoming traffic where Chief Sanders was struck again and her vehicle was forced off the roadway and into trees lining the east side of the highway. Members from the Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding agencies arrived on scene and began to treat Chief Sanders. She was then transported to Anniston Regional Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries at approximately 1434hrs.
Mount Olive Volunteer Fire Department
2807 Boiling Springs Road
Ohatchee, Alabama 36271
Chief: Interim Fire Chief Kris Logsdon
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Jan 13, 2017 13:00|
|Date of death:||Jan 13, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||Other On-Duty|
|Fixed property use:||Street/Road|