Texas: Silsbee firefighter who was struck, killed while working wreck was a 'pillar of the department'

A Silsbee volunteer firefighter was killed Wednesday after being struck by a car while working a traffic accident. 12News has been asked to withhold the name of the firefighter until all family members have been notified.

The firefighter was struck while working an accident along FM418 just east of Highway 92 according to Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis. The fire department was assisting the Silsbee Police Department with a one-vehicle rollover wreck and was in the process of cleaning up after the wreck when the firefighter was struck according to Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department district chief Vince McClammy.

The driver who struck the firefighter did not break any laws and was passing through the scene properly when the accident happened, according to McClammy. The firefighter who McClammy said was a longstanding and well-respected member of the fire department was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

McClammy described him as a "pillar of the department."

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