M.V. Hudson, Firefighter

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Firefighter M.V. Hudson was injured in a fire tender (tanker) crash on the evening of February 28th. Hudson and two other firefighters were responding to a grass fire when the apparatus left the right side of the roadway and rolled over, badly damaging the cab and injuring all three occupants. The three firefighters had to be extracted from the vehicle and were rushed to the hospital. Two firefighters were subsequently released, but Firefighter Hudson died while in the hospital on March 10, 2018.

Incident Location: Vicinity of 2380 FM850, Overton, TX 75684 (U.S. National Grid: 15S UR 1973 7120)

Department information

New London Volunteer Fire Department
180 E Phillips ST POB 428
U.S. National Grid: 15S UR 1714 6842
New London, Texas 75682-0428

Chief: Curtis Riley

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

Age: 86
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: February 28, 2018 21:55
Date of death: March 10, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road