Firefighter Roger Dale Johns was struck and killed by a backing piece of fire apparatus at the scene of a motor vehicle crash. Initial reports indicate that Firefighter Johns was acting as a ground-guide while the apparatus was backing up to block the roadway and protect the scene. Investigation into the fatal accident continues by authorities.
Incident Location: Route 220 at Catawba Creek Road (U.S. National Grid: 17S PB 0305 6046)
Eagle Rock Volunteer Fire and Rescue – Botetourt County
205 North Roanoke Street, Suite 1
U.S. National Grid: 17S NB 9926 5105
Fincastle, Virginia 24090
Chief: Matthew Britt
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||May 19, 2017 15:10|
|Date of death:||May 19, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Struck By|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Non-Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Street/Road|