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

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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