2 Ridgefield, WA firefighters killed in Montana truck accident

The Seattle Times reports that two firefighters from Ridgefield, Washington were killed and another passenger — a 14-year-old boy — was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident in Montana when the truck they were driving went off a bridge near Butte. Killed in the accident were Douglas Ray Jacobsen, 49, and his front seat passenger, Richard Daniel Streissguth, 45.

According to the report, Jacobsen was driving a Ford F-350 truck and pulling a trailer when he hit a guardrail and the trailer jackknifed and pushed the truck off a bridge. The truck landed upside down. The men were in Montana to pick up an antique fire engine.

The Montana State Patrol believes the weather and icy roads were a factor in the truck accident. Trooper Tammy Perkins said that speed may also have been a contributing factor.

There has been a spate of car accidents in Seattle over the weekend as a a cold front with freezing temperatures has moved into Western Washington. The best advice we can give motorists is to slow down.

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