Dallas, TX | A Dallas Firefighter was fatally injured when he fell from a Southern Dallas icy overpass on to the pavement below, while working at the scene of a MVA.  Media sources say, possibly he may have been struck by a vehicle at the intersection of I-20 and Spur 408, but details are still sketchy.


News sources are also stating that the Dallas-Fire Department is confirming the death of one of their own, a 14-year veteran, Firefighter William Tanksley.  He leaves behind his wife and three children.

Fellow firefighters had a difficult time reach him because of icy conditions but were able to rescue him from the scene, transporting him to the hospital.  He passed away from his injuries.

“We offer our sincere sympathies and are truly sorry for your Loss of Firefighter Tanksley.  Our Thoughts are with his Wife & Children, Fellow Brothers & Sisters, Friends and His Community.  WE WILL NEVER FORGET his Legacy left behind, his Heroic measures given and for serving his Community when they needed him most.”

– NWFB Editor

Sources: various media Dallas outlets

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