UPDATE: 2 DeKalb firefighters hospitalized, 1 released after firetruck crash

Three DeKalb County firefighters were taken to Grady Memorial Hospital after a firetruck crashed around 9:30 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

DeKalb fire Capt. Dion Bentley told AJC.com the firefighters were injured in a single-vehicle crash along Flat Shoals Road while en route to a fire at an apartment complex. The driver lost control and hit a power pole, he said.

The three firefighters have moderate injuries, Bentley said. Capt. Terence Wilkes, an 18-year veteran firefighter, and Matthew Bradshae, a two-year veteran, are still at Grady being evaluated. Marq Morgan, who has been with the fire department one year, has been released. 

Another fire crew was dispatched to the apartment fire, which was well-involved when they arrived, Channel 2 Action News reported. It took the second crew 30 minutes to bring the flames under control.

 

Fire officials told the news station wet roads played a factor in the crash. Storms moved through metro Atlanta on Monday night, and roads were slick. Traffic investigators have not made a final determination on the cause of the crash, the news station reported.

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