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WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – A firefighter was killed and a state trooper was injured in a semi tractor-trailer crash that happened on I-71, south of the State Route 301 exit.

Sgt. Ray Santiago with the Ohio State Highway Patrol says a trooper and a local fire department were investigating a crash Monday afternoon when a commercial vehicle struck one of the fire engines, a patrol cruiser and the vehicle involved in the first crash around 4 p.m.

The firefighter, identified as 35-year-old Lieutenant Philip Wigal, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The state trooper was transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the commercial vehicle, a 41-year-old Florida man, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to Town & Country Fire District Chief Adam Hory, Wigal started his career with the department as a part-time firefighter in August of 2006. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 2011 and was hired full-time in May of 2014. 

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The crash backed up traffic on I-71 for hours. Deputies from both the Ashland and Wayne County sheriff departments were called to on scene.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is still investigating the fatal crash.