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Felled firefighter identified

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:25:01 CST
By: Charlie Schlenker

The 39-year old Bloomington and Hudson firefighter killed during a response to an accident was a married father of two. McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling says Christopher Brown of Hudson apparently died of multiple blunt force injuries after a semi tractor trailer truck struck him along Interstate 39. The out of control semi also hit five other volunteer Hudson firefighters who were hospitalized. The responders had been working at an accident scene when the second incident happened. Coroner Kimmerling says the investigation continues into where Chris Brown was standing at the scene when the truck hit him. Hudson Fire Chief Dan Hite says they have lost a member of the Hudson family and firefighters thoughts and prayers are with Brown's family.

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