Lubbock police officer, firefighter killed while responding to multiple accidents

WATCH: Lubbock Police and Fire spoke with reporters Saturday morning about the tragic accident that killed two and injured one.

LUBBOCK, Texas (KTRK) — Two Lubbock first responders are dead, and one is in critical condition after responding to several traffic accidents related to road conditions Saturday morning.

The Lubbock Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover accident on I-27 northbound near Drew Street around 8:19 a.m.

Officials say the vehicle was travelling southbound when it crossed over the median into the northbound lanes and came to a rest.

They say at 8:36 a.m. police and fire officials arrived at the scene and began to work on the accident.

While working the accident, police say a second vehicle, travelling southbound on I-27, crossed over the median.

The second vehicle was carrying a trailer.

Authorities say the vehicle came to rest in the median about 25 to 50 yards south of the first accident that the emergency responders were still working on.

While working both accidents, police say a third vehicle travelling southbound on I-27 crossed over into the median and struck two firefighters and one police officer.

They say the vehicle continued to travel, crossing over into the northbound lanes and coming to a rest after going into an embankment.

Around 8:50 a.m. the firefighters and police officers at the scene put out an emergency call requesting additional emergency personnel.

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