Report Released on Big Windy Fatal Crash

NEAR GLENDALE, Ore. — An investigative report shows what led to the deadly crash of a fire crew member last summer in Southern Oregon.Jesse Trader

19-year-old Jesse Trader of Albany was killed last August while fighting the Big Windy Fire

In the report, investigators say he was on his first assignment driving the truck only about a week after getting his commercial license.

They say the truck was also more than 5,000 pounds overweight, and only had rear brakes.

Officials say the report was released for accident prevention purposes, not to assign blame.

The Big Windy Complex burned for more than a month, consuming nearly 29,000 acres.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

− 6 = 0

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>