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Judge Declines Split Trial in 2010 Fatal Fire Apparatus Crash

One lawsuit remains that is tied to the motor vehicle crash a little more than three years ago that claimed the lives of two volunteer firefighters in Rocky Mount (VA). Lawyer Brian Brydges represents defendant Teri Anne Valentine, who was driving an SUV on the afternoon of July 26, 2010, when she collided with the fire truck at a traffic light. The firefighters were heading east on Virginia 40 in response to the report of a residential house fire in Union Hall with a person possibly trapped inside. After colliding with Valentine's 2007 Ford Escape at the intersection with School Board Road, the fire truck reportedly rolled three times and firefighters William "Danny" Altice, ...

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