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2 critically injured when fire truck, pickup collide on US-1 in Brevard

2 critically injured when fire truck, pickup collide on US-1 in Brevard

MIMS, Fla. – Four people, including three firefighters, were injured late Sunday when a Brevard County fire truck and a pickup truck collided, officials said.

The crash happened around 10:30 pm on US 1 at Burkholm Road in Mims.

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The Florida Highway Patrol said the fire truck was eastbound on Burkholm Road and entered the intersection in an attempt to travel south on US 1. The 2014 Ford pickup, driven by a 35-year-old Mims man, was southbound on US 1 when the vehicles collided, the FHP said.

Brevard County Fire Rescue said a crew was returning from a call when the two-vehicle wreck happened.

The pickup driver and three firefighters were taken to hospital, according to an FHP crash report.

The pickup driver and one firefighter, a 39-year-old Mims woman, suffered critical injuries, the FHP said. Another firefighter, a 25-year-old Mims man, suffered serious injuries, the crash report stated. The third firefighter, a 53-year-old Mims man, suffered minor injuries, according to troopers.

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All the victims were wearing seat belts, according to the crash report.

The FHP said the wreck remains under investigation.

US 1 was closed in the area, but the roadway was reopened Monday morning.

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