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EAST MONTGOMERY COUNTY FIREFIGHTER DIES IN CRASH

Alex Chapa, a Firefighter with East Montgomery County Fire Department was killed just before 3 am Saturday according to East Montgomery County Fire Chief Howard Rinewalt. “We as an organization are devastated and simply don’t have words. We have without question taken a loss we will never completely heal from,” Rinewalt said. Chapa who has been with East Montgomery Fire Department since December was also with Fresno Fire Department and Southeast Volunteer Fire Department. The crash in the 400 block of El Dorado near Galveston Road. For unknown reasons Chapa’s truck left the roadway and crashed into the trees and hit a gas line before bursting into flames. Chapa was not able to escape the truck and perished.