Fire Truck Driver Cleared in Pedestrian Fatality

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    A Stafford County, Va., fire truck driver was not responsible for a pedestrian fatality Friday night in Fredericksburg, Va., according to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

    The unidentified driver was responding to a call for automobile accident when he hit 69-year-old John Whitehurst of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.,  who was crossing six-lane

    Man Killed After Being Hit by Fire Engine

    [DC] Man Killed After Being Hit by Fire Engine
    Police tell News4 that an elderly man was killed after being hit by a Stafford County Fire truck. Investigators say the man was not at a crosswalk when he was hit. The man is believed to be visiting the area, so details about his identity have not been released yet. (Published Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013)

    Whitehurst was in a dark area and not in a crosswalk and the fire truck's lights and siren were activated, according to the sheriff's office. The driver tried to avoid hitting him.

    Medical crews rushed Whitehurst to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Witnesses confirmed the sheriff's investigation, the sheriff's office said.

    The sheriff's office is awaiting a toxicology report on Whitehurst.