How did Lt. Terry Tackett die? Presto Firefighter crash Explained

Lt. Terry Tackett

Lt. Terry Tackett, a volunteer firefighter, passed away at an accident. The public announcement was made of Terry Tackett’s passing on Social media. Let’s see how did Terry die and the Lt. Terry Tackett cause of death in detail.

How did Lt. Terry Tackett die?

Terry Tackett has died in a crash that happened in the early morning of Wednesday. The accident took place in the Parkway East outbound near the Squirrel Hill Tunnel. Terry Tackett is a member of the Presto Volunteer Fire Department. The department said that they are in shock and saddened at the demise of Terry.

The post announcing the demise of Terry says, “We offer Terry Tackett’s family our condolences during this difficult moment. Presto Firefighter Lt. Terry Tackett died today in a crash on the Parkway East. His department was too upset to talk. A flag outside the department is at half-mast.”

Here is a statement from the Presto Fire Chief:

“It is with the sad news that a Presto Fireman, Terry Tackett passed away today. Mr. Tackett was in a car/tractor-trailer accident this morning on the parkway near Squirrel Hill tunnels. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

Lt. Terry Tackett Cause of death

According to state police, the accident happened while traffic was slowing down following an earlier vehicle flip. A three-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer was caused by that slowdown. According to the police, one of the three car drivers was transported to UPMC Mercy where they were later declared deceased.

The identification of the people involved in the accident hadn’t been made public yet. One of the victim was Lt. Terry Tackett, including other two. Among the three, one was female. The investigation is being assisted by its forensic and collision reconstruction unit. The accident was resolved around 10 a.m by the state police.

How did the accident happen?

Lt. Terry Tackett was hit hard in the vehicle collision. Terrance Ryan, a witness who saw the collision, reported that, “He had a light pulse, but (there) was blood coming from both of his ears. It was a sad situation.”

To assist a woman involved in a one-vehicle collision half a mile distant, Ryan leaped from his car. He claims that she fell off a cliff. “Then the tow truck came with the arrow to direct cars to push over,” Ryan recalled.

He hadn’t even been there for two minutes when we heard a bang. When we turned around, we witnessed the pickup truck and SUV get struck by the first two vehicles before being rear-ended by the semi. Ryan claims that the crash’s impact broke the driver’s seat.

“Honestly, my instinct was, ‘We have a fatality,'” Terry Tackett admitted. Before we even approached the truck, I had that thought after observing the impact of the back.

Around 6:25 a.m., according to state police, a three-car collision occurred on Interstate 376 East. Just ahead of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, an incident took place. According to the report, a woman in another vehicle was brought to the hospital, and one man passed away at the hospital. But Ryan claims that he didn’t hesitate to put himself in danger to aid others.

The collision reconstruction team, forensic services unit, and state police are all looking into what caused the collision.

Tributes to Lt. Terry Tackett

Rennerdale Volunteer Fire Department  posted, 

Rennerdale VFD would like to extend our deepest condolences to our brothers and sisters of the Presto Volunteer Fire Department and the family of Lt. Terry Tackett during this difficult time.

Jennifer Borrasso tweeted,

Heartbreaking Presto Firefighter Lt. Terry Tackett died. Collier Twp.”It is w/ sad news that a PrestoFireman,Terry Tackett passed away todayTackett was in a car/tractor trailer ax this morning on the pkway near Squirrel Hill tunnelsPlease keep his family in your prayers.” @KDKA

Crafton Volunteer Fire Department posted,

The members of Crafton VFD extend our deepest condolences to the Presto VFD and to the family of Lt. Terry Tackett. My he rest in peace.

Loren Anderson tweeted,

Presto Firefighter Lt. Terry Tackett died today in this accident. Sending prayers and sympathies to the Tackett family, and the Presto, PA Fire Department.

Oak Ridge VFD South Fayette posted,

Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters of Presto Volunteer Fire Department on the loss of Lt. Terry Tackett.


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