Brendan Torres: 2 firefighters die in crash while returning to station

Brendan Torres
Brendan Torres

A Texas community is mourning the loss of two volunteer firefighters who died in a crash with a tractor-trailer.

In a Facebook post, the Dalhart Volunteer Fire Department said firefighter Brendan Torres, 19, and Chief Curtis Brown, 51, died during a collision with a semi-trailer truck Tuesday night.

Both Torres and Brown were pronounced dead at the scene.

“It is with hearts full of sadness and grief, that we inform you, last night DVFD lost 2 of our own in a vehicle accident,” the department wrote. “Please give the families, Firefighters, and their families space and time as we figure out how to move forward.”

Officials said that the truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.

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