4 injured in Mims collision involving pickup truck and fire engine

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Four people, including two Brevard County Fire Rescue firefighters from Station 21 on U.S. 1 in Mims, were injured late Sunday after a collision involving a pickup truck and a fire engine in Mims.

The drivers of the fire engine and the Ford pickup truck remain in hospitals after being airlifted to area trauma centers, Don Walker, spokesperson for Brevard County said Monday.

Video from the crash show the pickup truck mangled with debris scattered along the road where the collision with the fire engine happened.

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The crash happened about 10 p.m. along a darkened stretch of U.S. 1 and Burkholm Road in the rural Brevard town, east of Interstate 95.

Walker said it was unclear if the fire crew was returning to the station. He said three people in the badly-wrecked fire truck were injured.

"We've had fender-benders before but this (crash) was pretty bad," Walker said.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers investigating the crash said that the fire engine was turning onto U.S. 1 when the collision with the southbound pickup happened.

Two people, including the critically injured fire truck driver, were transported by helicopter while the other two were placed in ambulances and taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not available.

One of the firefighters was treated and released.

The 25-year-old driver of the pickup truck sustained the most serious of injuries, Walker said. He did not specify the injuries. A passenger in the pickup had minor injuries.

Investigators will look at a number of factors to determine the cause of the crash, including speed.

Walker said the crash remains under investigation.

J.D. Gallop is a Criminal Justice/Breaking News Reporter at FLORIDA TODAY. Contact Gallop at 321-917-4641 or jgallop@floridatoday.com. Twitter: @JDGallop.

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