The Burnet Fire Department is mourning the loss of firefighter/ EMT, Daniel Hampton. The 35-year-old was killed Friday night when the ambulance he was driving struck an 18-wheeler.
Another firefighter/paramedic was seriously injured as well along with the patient riding with him in the back.
According to troopers, the driver of an 18-wheeler was stopped along SH 29 Friday night to make a left turn into a trucking company.
Troopers say the ambulance, for an unknown reason, rear-ended the 18-wheeler. Hampton died instantly. Timothy Pierce, a firefighter/paramedic, was taken to a hospital with multiple broken bones.
The patient, Donna Girard, was transported to Round Rock Medical Center which was the intended drop off point.
Today Fire Chief Mark Ingram talked about Hampton. He said prior to Hampton serving as a firefighter/EMT, he did two tours in Iraq as a combat medic in the Army. He leaves behind a wife and four children ranging in age from 1-14.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Hill Country Fellowship Church.
The Hill Country 100 Club is taking donations to help his family. According to their website…
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