A firefighter with the Rosetown Fire Department has passed away at the scene of an early morning collision.
Crews were called to a collision between two semi trucks on Highway 4, north of Rosetown Tuesday morning. Investigators say one truck was entering Highway 4 from the west and turning north when it was struck by a southbound bound semi travelling on Highway 4.
No one was injured in the collision, but while first responders were on scene, a firefighter with the Rosetown Fire Department was struck by a passing semi truck while he was assisting with the collision. Life saving efforts were made by his colleagues at the scene and he was transport to hospital in Rosetown, but he died a short time later. 46-year-old Darrell James Morrison was a volunteer firefighter assisting with the case.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Rosetown Fire Department who lost a firefighter in the line of duty today. Our thoughts are with the family, friends and community of Rosetown.
— Regina Fire (@Regina_Fire) November 21, 2018
So sorry to hear of the tragic death of Rosetown firefighter Darrell Morrison on duty today at the scene of a highway crash in Sk. Love + respect to his family + fellow First Responders.
— Ralph Goodale (@RalphGoodale) November 21, 2018
Rest easy Firefighter Darrell James Morrison. You sacrificed your life protecting others. We will NEVER forget.
Our hearts are with Darrell’s family, Rosetown Fire and everyone else suffering his loss. pic.twitter.com/BwkYegNM1Z
— FQFire (@FQFire) November 21, 2018
At this time no charges have been laid and the investigation continues. RCMP say it was foggy at the time of the accident, but whether or not the fog played a role in the truck striking Morrison is not known.