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    'Impaired' Oklahoma Firefighter Run Over, Killed

    'Impaired' Oklahoma Firefighter Run Over, Killed

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    An Oklahoma volunteer firefighter killed when his vehicle ran over him at a controlled burn Friday night had been drinking, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

    William L. Robinson III, 39, was driving a 1967 Kaiser Jeep registered to the Sarge Creek Volunteer Fire Department in a pasture when he fell out and was run over by the vehicle.

    The Jeep continued another 84 feet and came to rest after striking a parked fire truck. Robinson was assisting with a controlled burn when the wreck happened about 9:30 p.m.

    Robinson was treated at the scene, and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    The investigating trooper listed Robinson as "impaired" at the time of the crash following a blood alcohol test. But, the results will not be released at this time, said Gene Heisler, a communications officer with the highway patrol.

    He also would not say if alcoholic beverages were found at the scene. But, he said the wreck remains under investigation.

    More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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    Robinson, III, William L.

    Age: 39
    Cause of Death: Struck By
    Rank: Fire Chief
    Nature of Death: Crushed
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: No

    Incident Date: 04/21/2006
    Duty Type: On-Scene Fire
    Incident Time: 21:30
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 04/21/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Outdoor Property

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Sarge Creek Volunteer Fire Department
    INCOG
    201 West 5th St., Suite 600, Attn. Dale Block
    Tulsa , Oklahoma 74103
    Chief: Pending

    Initial Summary:
    Fire Chief Robinson was operating a fire department vehicle in a pasture while assisting with a controlled burn. For reasons still under investigation shortly after refilling the tanker, Robinson was run over by the vehicle. He died from injuries sustained.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Pending

    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2006

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