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

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    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.

    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.