David Eric Hill, Lieutenant

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On Saturday, January 11, 2020, Lieutenant David Hill and another firefighter responded to the scene of a vehicle crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas.  While working at the scene, Lieutenant Hill, the firefighter, and a police officer were hit by a passing vehicle.  Lieutenant Hill and the firefighter were immediately transported to the hospital where Lieutenant Hill passed away from the injuries he sustained.  The other firefighter is listed in critical condition. The police officer died at the scene.

Department information

Lubbock Fire Rescue
1515 East Ursuline Street
Lubbock, Texas 79403

Chief: Shaun Fogerson

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

Age: 39
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: January 11, 2020 08:48
Date of death: January 11, 2020
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road