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.
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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