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PICS: Pumpkintown Fire Truck Overturns, 3 Injured

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Three Pumpkintown firemen were injured when this firetruck overturned Monday morning. Three Pumpkintown firemen were injured when this firetruck overturned Monday morning.

UPDATE: 11/11/13 9:11 A.M.

A fire truck driver apparently swerved to miss a deer and crashed early Monday morning in Pickens County.

Three Pumpkintown Fire Department firefighters were injured when the truck overturned on Pleasant Grove Road near Moody Bridge Road.

The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. Monday as the crew was headed east on Pleasant Grove Road to respond to a structure fire.

The S.C. Highway Patrol says Mickey Thomas, 64, was at the wheel of the truck when he swerved to avoid a deer. The truck went off the left side of the road and overturned.

Thomas was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital to be treated. Fire officials had earlier said none of three firefighters on the truck suffered life-threatening injuries.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.

Reporting by Mary Lu Saylor, update by Fred Cunningham


Three people have been injured when a fire truck overturned in Pickens County, according to Emergency Manager Chuck Haynes  The crew is from the Pumkintown Fire Department.

They were 
responding to a structure fire call around 4:45 A.M. Monday morning. All three people inside the truck were taken to a hospital, with non-life threatening injuries.

Several emergency crews are still on the scene.

UPDATE: 11/11/13 6:19 A.M.

Crews are responding to an overturn fire truck early Monday morning on Pleasant Grove Road in Pickens County.

The Highway Patrol reports it happen near Moody Bridge Road at 4:47 am.

There were reports of injuries.

7 On Your Side has a crew on the way and will update this developing story as information becomes available.

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