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    Nevada Fire Crew Leader Killed

    Nevada Fire Crew Leader Killed

    Courtesy of Elko Daily Free Press(NV)

    BATTLE MOUNTAIN - A Nevada Division of Forestry firefighter crew supervisor died in an all-terrain vehicle wreck Friday afternoon.

    Audie Lee Cross, 44, of Carlin died from blunt force trauma after the four-wheeler he was driving flipped on top of him, said Lander County Sheriff Ron Unger.

    Cross was working with his 12-man Carlin Conservation Camp fire crew about 10 miles south of Battle Mountain on a fence-building project, said NDF Regional Forester William Wolf.

    The details of the crash are under investigation by the Lander County Sheriff's Department, an internal NDF team, Occupational Safety and Health of Nevada and other regulatory agencies.

    Unger said the inmate crew contacted 9-1-1. Along with other emergency personnel, a mine rescue team assisted at the scene.

    NDF State Forester/Firewarden Pete Anderson arrived in Elko Friday night to oversee the investigation and comfort Cross's family.

    Cross is survived by his wife, Lori, and their seven children.

    Anderson said he is "deeply saddened by this accident," and he offered his "sincere sympathies to the family, and will provide any assistance to our fellow employees and the inmates touched by this death."

    Cross had been employed with NDF since 1999 and resided in Carlin.

    Prior to going to work with NDF he spent time in agricultural and ranching occupations.

    NDF will be assisting with the establishment of a memorial account to help with the family and related ATV wreck.

    Funeral Arrangements:

    Services for Firefighter Crew Supervisor Audie Cross will be held Friday, June, 10, 2005, 10:00a.m.
    Cowboy Church on the Elko County Fairgrounds, 1090 13th Street, Elko, Nevada.

    The Audie Cross Memorial Fund is set up at the Bank of America.

    605 Idaho Street Elko, Nevada 89801 (775)738-7203

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    Cross, Audie

    Age: 44
    Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
    Rank: Firefighter Crew Supervisor III
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Career
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 06/03/2005
    Duty Type: Other On-Duty
    Incident Time: 15:00
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 06/03/2005
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Nevada Division of Forestry
    2525 South Carson Street, Carson City NV 89706
    911 Falcon Lane, Elko, NV 89802
    Carson City , Nevada 89706
    Chief: Peter Anderson, State Forester Firewarden

    Initial Summary:
    Audie Cross, Firefighter Crew Supervisor and his 12 person crew were engaged in a conservation project while statusing as an Initial Attack wildland fire crew. Three large wildfires were burning in Nevada and thunderstorms/lightening was forcasted. Mr. Cross was involved in an ATV roll over which resulted in his death. An investigation is ongoing.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Audie Cross leaves a loving wife four sons and three daughters. Audie Cross Memorial Fund is set up at the Bank of America, 605 Idaho Street Elko, Nevada 89801 (775)738-7203

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