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Texas firefighter dies after hit by vehicle during call

4 months 6 days 9 hours ago Tuesday, October 15 2019 Oct 15, 2019 October 15, 2019 2:01 PM October 15, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A veteran South Texas firefighter has died after being struck by a commercial vehicle while responding to a call at a San Antonio hotel.

The San Antonio Fire Department reports 49-year-old Greg Garza died Tuesday. Chief Charles Hood says the death appears to be an accident.

A department statement says firefighters were called to a Comfort Suites to assist with an electrical issue.

Hood says Garza got off a firetruck, apparently tripped or stumbled and was hit by a passing van. The driver remained at the scene.

Garza was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg offered condolences and tweeted that Garza had honorably served as a San Antonio firefighter for 17 years.

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