DE Fire Police Officer Dies After Being Hit by Truck

Firefighter fatality

A fire police officer with the Selbyville (DE) Volunteer Fire Company was killed after being struck at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, according to the U.S. Fire Administration.

On Friday, April 9, 2021, Fire Police Officer Laura Madara, 56, was working at the scene of a vehicle accident and standing behind a Selbyville fire police truck. The driver of the truck, while backing up, accidentally struck her.

She was immediately rushed to the hospital where she passed away a short time later from her injuries. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. Fire Police Officer Laura Madara was also the Ladies Auxiliary President.

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