SAN ANTONIO — A veteran South Texas firefighter has died after being struck by a commercial vehicle while responding to a call at a San Antonio hotel.
The San Antonio Fire Department reports 49-year-old Greg Garza died Tuesday. Chief Charles Hood says the death appears to be an accident.
A department statement says firefighters were called to a Comfort Suites to assist with an electrical issue.
Hood says Garza got off a firetruck, apparently tripped or stumbled and was hit by a passing van. The driver remained at the scene.
Garza was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg offered condolences and tweeted that Garza had honorably served as a San Antonio firefighter for 17 years.