PHOENIX (AP) — The driver of the fire engine that fatally struck a Phoenix firefighter at a mulch fire two months ago wasn't using a required spotter.
A Phoenix police report on the May 18 accident that killed 23-year-old Brad Harper was released Tuesday.
Police investigators concluded no civil or criminal charges were necessary in the case.
The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/18BBDQo ) says the police report shows the driver didn't use a spotter as he drove his 37,000-pound truck in reverse before the fire truck struck Harper.
Harper was trapped between the engine and a door of his rescue ambulance.
He was pronounced dead at a Phoenix hospital the following morning.
Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan says an internal team is reviewing the police report and could have its own report sometime next month.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com