Firefighter hospitalized after truck flipped over in Knox County

Courtesy: Richland Fire Department's Facebook page

KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Knox County firefighter was airlifted to the hospital following an accident on Christmas day.

The Richland Fire Department says the firefighter was driving a tanker truck when it flipped over onto its top.

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The Knox County Sheriff’s Department says the accident happened on northbound KY 11 near Cannon.

The firefighter’s condition has not yet been released.

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