Rosetown, Sask., firefighter struck by semi on Highway 4 dies

Rosetown Fire Department has suffered the tragic loss of a fellow member on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to a crash between two semi-trucks on Highway 4 roughly 22 kilometres north of Rosetown. No one was injured in the two-vehicle collision.

Investigation shows one truck was entering Highway 4 from the west and turning north when it was struck by a southbound semi on Highway 4.

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While responding to the crash, a firefighter who was assisting at the scene was struck by a passing semi-truck.

Lifesaving efforts were made by the colleagues of Darrell James Morrison, 46, at the scene. He was taken to hospital in Rosetown, but died a short time later.

He was a volunteer with the Rosetown Fire Department.

Multiple fire departments from around the province have sent their condolences via social media to Morrison’s family and the community of Rosetown.

A portion of Highway 4 between Rosetown and Biggar is still closed as the investigation is ongoing.

Rosetown is roughly 110 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon.

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