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Unrestrained firefighter dies in Bienville Parish crash

A firefighter is dead after a single-vehicle accident near Mount Olive.
A firefighter is dead after a single-vehicle accident near Mount Olive.

The crash happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Monday on LA Hwy 155. 

Robert Thomas, 52, of Quitman was traveling north in a fire truck when he entered a curve and drifted off the roadway.  Thomas then overcorrected, crossed the center line and crashed into a ditch. 

Thomas died at the scene. A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Thomas for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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