Meridian fire truck accident: 1 firefighter dead, 2 others injured

Eric Gustafson (Photo: Meridian Fire Dept.)

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WJTV) — A firefighter is dead, and two others are fighting for their lives after their fire truck rolled over Friday morning in Meridian.

Authorities said the accident happened around 9 a.m on Old Eighth Street.

Eric Gustafson died from his injuries in the crash.

Officials tell WJTV that the the firefighters were responding to fire when the accident happened. The fire truck left the road and rolled over.

The two firefighters, David Carney and Capt. Jeffery Stewart were also in the truck. Carney is in stable condition at a hospital in Meridian. Capt. Stewart was flown to a hospital in Jackson immediately after the accident.




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