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Levelland firetruck involved in accident

Photo by Kati Walker

A Levelland firetruck driven by Royce Ewings was involved in an accident Thursday around 11:30 a.m.

Ewings was driving a Levelland firetruck with sirens activated, en route to a fire at Center Point Gin. According to police, Ewings was traveling northbound on College Avenue when he approached a red light at Highway 114. The fire truck struck a Dodge Ram truck driven by Jose Rodriguez, of Levelland.

The impact caused the truck to then strike a Ford truck driven by Jerry Corgill, of Levelland. Ewings’ light on College Avenue was red while the light on Highway 114 was green, officers said. There were no injuries reported.

No citations were issued at the scene and the accident is under investigation.

Officers said emergency vehicles must practice due caution while in route to scenes and that could impact the outcome of the investigation.

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