Investigation launched into fire engine crash on Detroit’s east side

Similar crash happened in the same area in 2019

Investigation launched into fire engine crash on Detroit's east side
Investigation launched into fire engine crash on Detroit's east side

DETROIT – An investigation has been launched into a collision Wednesday evening that resulted in a Detroit fire engine crashing into a gas station on the city’s east side.

According to Detroit police, at about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, a fire truck was traveling westbound on E. Outer Drive near Dequindre Street with lights and sirens activated when a Lincoln Navigator crashed into the truck. Video shows the fire truck then collided with a Dodge Ram parked at a gas station and then a gas pump, causing a fire.

In 2019, a similar situation occurred in the same area. At that time, authorities said firefighters were responding to a call and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into other cars and then into a pole, bringing down power lines.

Detroit Fire Department officials said they are aware of the previous incident. A report will be “forwarded to traffic and engineering for review.”

Watch the full report in the video above.

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