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    Gloster, Mississippi Fire Commissioner Dies In Truck Wreck

    Gloster, Mississippi Fire Commissioner Dies In Truck Wreck


    ERNEST HERNDON
    Courtesy of Enterprise-Journal

    A Gloster alderman who also served as fire commissioner died in a wreck en route to a grass fire Sunday afternoon, according to area officials.

    Elliott Davis Jr., 51, of Gloster, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Amite County deputy coroner Cam Sharp.

    A volunteer firefighter, James

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    Davis Jr., Elliott

    Age: 51
    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Rank: Fire Commissioner
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Status: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 02/22/2004
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Incident Time: 14:30
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 02/22/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Gloster Rural Volunteer Fire Department
    P.O. Box 1019
    Gloster , Mississippi 39638
    Chief: Harry Huff

    Initial Summary:
    Fire Commissioner Davis was operating a 1997 GMC C-8500 town-owned fire truck headed to a grass fire. The apparatus, reportedly traveling at an estimated 50 to 55 mph, swerved to avoid oncoming traffic and left the roadway to the right, over-corrected, ran off the roadway to the left, over-corrected a second time, causing the vehicle to roll over due to weight shifting back and forth. The apparatus made three-quarters of a flip and came to rest lying on its passenger side. Davis was partially ejected and died at the scene from massive head trauma. Neither Davis nor another firefighter riding in the apparatus and sent to the hospital for observation were wearing seat belts.


    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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