Fallen Hero

Chris Adams
Arkansas Forestry Commission - August 2, 2010

Forest Ranger Adams worked a fire scene on the morning of August 2, 2010. His activities consisted of plowing lines around a previous fire to assure containment. Once this was completed, Forest Ranger Adams was assigned to drive a tractor trailer truck hauling a D5 Caterpillar plow. As Forest Ranger Adams approached a curve in the road, he lost control of the vehicle; it left the roadway and overturned. Forest Ranger Adams was trapped in the cab of the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene. Forest Ranger Adams was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Incident Location: Westbound on Highway 360, approximately one-half mile east of Highway 29 in Lafayette County.

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