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Firefighter who died in Meridian fire truck crash identified

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MERIDIAN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A firefighter is dead after a firetruck carrying several Meridian firefighters wrecked near the Jaycee Soccer Complex Friday morning.

He has been identified by Meridian city officials as Eric Gustafson.

According to WTOK, Mayor Percy Bland was on scene, where he confirmed that one firefighter is dead and two firefighters are at the hospital with serious injuries. The firefighter's identity has not been released.

It's been confirmed the unit was sent out from Fire station 3 in response to a call and ran off the road. Meridian Police say an Air Vac helicopter is on standby in case it is needed.

Numerous city officials are currently on the scene near 65th Avenue and Old 8th Street Road, and the road is currently closed to traffic. Meridian's fire chief is expected to release more details soon.

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