We regret to pass on to you that a Firefighter was killed in the Line of Duty when a Wink (Texas) VFD apparatus was struck head on by a semi-tanker. The semi was hauling water when the fire apparatus was also responding, happening around 1700 hours this evening. The Firefighters were responding to a reported tank battery fire in Loving County. Initial reports that in addition to the Firefighter being killed, another Firefighter in the apparatus and the driver of the semi are being treated for injuries.
Wink is east of El Paso and SE of Albuquerque, NM.