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New report: Conway firefighter killed trying to jump onto truck

The Last Call Of Firefighter Chris Ray

Conway Firefighter Chris Ray was killed in a tragic accident while responding to a fire call on Sunday, March 20th. Ray’s funeral was held today at Beach Church followed by a procession to Buffkin Cemetery in Green Sea that included 70 response ve
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Conway Firefighter Chris Ray was killed in a tragic accident while responding to a fire call on Sunday, March 20th. Ray’s funeral was held today at Beach Church followed by a procession to Buffkin Cemetery in Green Sea that included 70 response ve

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has released its initial incident report that describes what happened the day that Conway firefighter Christopher Ray was killed.

The report says the driver of the fire engine was attempting to back up at the house fire on Hickory Circle in Conway. Ray was in the road and attempted to jump onto the fire truck, slipped and got tangled in the fire hose.

The truck then backed over Ray in the road, the report said.

Conway firefighters deal with the loss of firefighter Chris Ray. He died on duty Sunday afternoon while responding to a fire within a half a mile from the fire house. He was struck and killed by a fire engine on Tinkertown Avenue, a street over fr

Ray, 42, was killed in what the fire chief described as a “tragic accident” as Ray’s truck responded to a house fire just blocks from the Ninth Avenue station. Original reports stated Ray fell from the back of the fire engine and was then struck as it reversed down a nearby street from the Hickory Circle blaze.

Ray died March 20 and was laid to rest in Buffkin Cemetery in the Green Sea community.

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