|Birth: ||Aug. 12, 1912|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1938|
While responding to a regular alarm at the Southern Welding Company, Fireman August W. Wagner, 25, was fatally injured when the fire truck Engine 3 he was responding on collided head-on with Engine 7 at the intersection of East Commerce and Water Street. Engine 7 was traveling north on Water Street at a high rate of speed and Engine 3 was running west on Commerce when it plowed into Engine 7.
The impact was so forceful that Engine 3 overturned and landed on top of the other fire truck. A total of 10 firefighters were injured in this accident. An investigation revealed that the fire they were responding to had been extinguished well before any fire company arrived on scene. Fireman Wagner was laid to rest at Roselawn Cemetery just two days before what would have been his 26th birthday.
Fireman Wagner was survived by his wife, two brothers, and three sisters.
San Fernando Cemetery #3
Created by: Tom Whitehurst (inactive...
Record added: Aug 09, 2010
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