Fort Hancock TX Fire Chief Manuel Galindo Jr Killed In Fire Truck Rollover Ejection Crash

FORT HANCOCK, TX. (THECOUNT) — Manuel Galindo Jr, Fire Chief of the Fort Hancock Fire Department, in Hudspeth County, Texas, has died in an on-duty crash Wednesday night.

Galindo, 71, was killed in a rollover crash Wednesday night while operating a fire department truck.

According to the Texas Highway Patrol, the chief was operating a fire truck on State Highway 20, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle lost control and rolled over.

Galindo was ejected from the vehicle during the crash.

He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the wreck.

Galindo was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Geo quick facts: Fort Hancock is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Hudspeth County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,750 at the 2010 census. Fort Hancock is situated on the Mexico–United States border, across from El Porvenir, Chihuahua – Wikipedia.