While at the scene of a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer that had run off the side of a highway due to icy conditions, the driver of a second vehicle, a pickup truck pulling a trailer, lost control and crashed into scene. Several people were struck and injured, including Deputy Fire Chief Russell Achord, who was pinned under a vehicle. Fellow responders rushed to extract Chief Achord and provided medical aid measures while he was transported to the West Feliciana Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Incident Location: Southbound US 61 north of LA 421 (Approximate U.S. National Grid: 15R XQ 5822 1920)
West Feliciana Parish Fire Protection District #1
9892 W Feliciana PKWY POB 1190
U.S. National Grid: 15R XQ 5486 0924
Saint Francisville, Louisiana 70775-1190
Chief: James R. Wood
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Rank:||Deputy Fire Chief|
|Incident date:||Jan 17, 2018 09:05|
|Date of death:||Jan 17, 2018|
|Cause of death:||Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Non-Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Street/Road|