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    Texas Firefighter Killed in Crash Enroute to Station Remembered

    Texas Firefighter Killed in Crash Enroute to Station Remembered

    HEATHER CASEY
    Firehouse.com News

    Albert Leonel Voris, Jr. of the Combine, Texas Volunteer Fire Department was killed Friday while driving to the fire station in his personal vehicle. He was responding to a 10:10 p.m. page for a car fire, said Capt. Jack Miller.

    Voris, 63, was a retired postal worker and had been with the department five years.

    He was on his way to the station to get a fire engine when another vehicle drove over the center line and struck his vehicle, Miller said.

    "A woman evidently went to sleep and crossed over the two-lane road," he said. "It was a pretty long straightaway, and at the last minute she swerved over. That's why he didn't have time to do anything."

    Voris died at the scene of the accident. "It appears that he was probably within a half-mile of his house," Miller said.

    The car fire he was responding to was handled with one engine. "It looks like arson, but that hasn't been determined yet," Miller said.

    Voris is survived by his wife, four children, 12 grandchildren and one great-grand-child. He was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

    The memorial service was held Monday at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home in Seagoville. The procession of apparatus was a mile and a half long, Miller said.

    The Combine Volunteer Fire Department has 22 active members and serves a population of 2,800 in 20 sq. miles.



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    Voris, Jr., Albert Leonel

    Age: 63
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 09/01/2000
    Incident Time: 22:15
    Death Date: 09/01/2000

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Combine Volunteer Fire Department
    125 Davis Road
    Combine, Texas 75159
    Chief: John Braden

    Final Summary:
    Lieutenant Voris was responding to the fire station as the driver and sole occupant of his personal vehicle after his department was dispatched to the report of a vehicle fire. An oncoming vehicle crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck Lieutenant Voris

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