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Jay Hinkie

Assistant Fire Chief Jay Hinkie was struck in the roadway by a passing vehicle while he operated at the scene of a single vehicle rollover. As firefighters were cleaning up the scene, Hinkie was walking with traffic in the westbound lanes of FM418 near Ruby Lane when he was struck. Chief Hinkie was rushed to a hospital in Beaumont where he succumbed to his injuries. The fatal accident remains under investigation by authorities.

Incident Location: Farm to Market Rd 418 & Ruby Ln, Silsbee, TX 77656

Department Information

Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department
490 Payne RD, Silsbee, TX 77656-2700
U.S. National Grid: 15R UP 8662 5919
Silsbee, Texas 77656-2700

Chief: Robin Jones

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 61 
Rank: Assistant Fire Chief 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Aug 2, 2017 16:03
Date of death: Aug 2, 2017 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road