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Fire Chief Involved in Fatal Accident

State Police Called In For Impartial Investigation

SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA, FIRE CHIEF Tom Davis was involved in a tragic accident this past Friday when a pedestrian stepped out in front of his truck and was then struck and killed.  Chief Davis was on duty but driving his personal pickup while his FD vehicle was in the shop.

Chief Tom Davis  (WNEP-TV)

Debra Major, 60, stepped off the curb at a controlled intersection Friday afternoon as Chief Davis was making a left turn on a green arrow.  Surveillance video shows that she was outside the crosswalk when she moved into the path of the pickup.

In order to maintain impartiality and citizens' confidence, the Scranton police chief Carl Graziano and Lackawanna County District Attorney Andy Jarbola agreed Monday to ask state police to provide an "independent set of eyes" for the investigation.

Chief Davis is currently taking annual leave.

Read the latest details on this story in the Citizens Voice HERE.

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