A firefighter and a police officer were killed while working the scene of a crash on Interstate 27 in Lubbock, Texas this morning, according to city officials.
A second firefighter was critically injured and remains in the hospital, officials said at a press conference Saturday morning.
Emergency responders arrived on scene of a single vehicle car accident on Interstate 27 around 8:30 a.m. CST.
While on scene, a second vehicle towing a trailer was traveling southbound when it crossed over the median, about 25 yards from the first accident, Lubbock Police Chief Floyd Mitchell said.
"While working both accidents a third vehicle traveling southbound" crossed over into struck two firefighters and one police officer, Mitchell said.
A 27-year-old male officer died at the scene, Mitchell said. The two firefighters were transported; a 39-year-old firefighter died at the hospital, Lubbock Fire Chief Shaun Fogerson said.
"When road conditions get this bad we need to make sure that people understand they need to slow down," Mitchell said.
"If people would respect road conditions this never would have happened," Fogerson said.
Overnight snow in "Lubbock was one inch" and there were still ice encrusted walkways and roads into Saturday, according to NWS.