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Firefighter dies after falling from fire truck while responding to fire and being run over

By Mason White 5:40 PM March 22, 2016
Christopher Gene Ray 

By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A firefighter died after falling from a fire truck on the way to put out a fire.

43-year-old Christopher Gene Ray of South Carolina, was dedicated to his job as a firefighter.

Sadly, he died while on the job on Sunday about 3:30 p.m., after being hit by a fire truck while responding to a house fire.

Cpl. Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said that Ray had been riding on a Conway fire truck when he fell. He was crushed to death after the driver did not see him on the floor when he backed up over him.

Ray had been employed with the city of Conway as a firefighter since February 2010. Ray left behind his wife, Brandi, and two daughters, Cheyenne and Regan.

“The City of Conway extends its deepest sympathy to Firefighter Ray’s wife Brandi, his two daughters Cheyenne and Regan, and his entire family,” Horry County Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said.