Posted: Jun 9, 2012 1:26 PM
Updated: Jun 9, 2012 1:28 PM
TUCSON - The Bureau of Indian Affairs has identified a firefighter killed in a vehicle rollover on Friday. The accident occurred on the Tohono O'odham Nation Lands.
Engine Boss Anthony Polk, 31, of Yuma, AZ, died when the brush truck he was in crashed on Federal Route 19, near mile post 22. They were en route to fight the Montezuma Fire burning in the Baboquivari Mountain Range southwest of Tucson.
The two other crew members, Andy Rosales, 29, and John Villicana, 25, were transported to Sells Hospital where they were treated and released on Friday.
Other firefighters assigned to the fire immediately responded and provided medical assistance as did Tohono O'odham Police Department.
The Tohono O'odham Police Department is conducting an investigation to find out what caused the accident.
Governor Brewer has ordered all State flags be flown at half-staff until sunset today.
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