DENVER — The two women killed when their vehicle was struck was by a vehicle from the Denver Fire Department (DFD) were mother and daughter, according to family members.
The crash happened at 1:37 p.m. on Jan. 23 at North Broadway and Speer Boulevard, according to Denver Police. DFD said its rescue vehicle was using lights and sirens as it responded to a report of smoke in a building and that it had slowed to clear the intersection at the time of the crash.
DFD said the lights were changing as the vehicle approached the intersection and slowed down.
The driver, Monica Charles, 38, was killed in the crash. Denver Police said Thursday that a second woman, who family members identified as Charles' mother, also died from injuries sustained in the wreck. She was identified as 53-year-old Debra Williams.
Another person inside Charles' vehicle was severely injured in the crash. One firefighter was treated for a knee injury, according to the fire department.
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“The entire Denver Fire Department extends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victims of this tragic accident,” said Fire Chief Desmond Fulton. “We are committed to cooperating fully with this investigation and are hopeful to prevent this type of tragedy from occurring in the future.”
DFD said the Denver Police Traffic Investigations Unit and the Denver District Attorney's Office will conduct a full investigation.
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