Arkansas News

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Miller County: Mandeville Fire Rescue honors fallen volunteer firefighter

A southwest Arkansas volunteer fire department is grieving the loss of a 25-year-old firefighter who died in the line of duty. Authorities say Lucas Stephenson was responding to a 911 call Tuesday night, when he lost control of his vehicle on State Highway 296 and rolled over several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Stephenson had been serving the residents of Mandeville and all of Miller County as certified firefighter since 2013. Two years ago, Stephenson was promoted to assistant fire chief. He was also a member of the Miller County Dive Team, serving as a master diver. Miller County Fire Service Coordinator Travis Loehr says Stephenson loved serving others and will be deeply missed. "He was my right hand man when I need something done. Lucas was the kind of person you could call up to do anything for you," said Loehr.
KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Miller County firefighter killed in rollover accident

A Miller County firefighter died Tuesday night when the fire truck he was driving overturned. The accident happened on Arkansas Highway 296 and Dooley Ferry Road northeast of Texarkana. State police identified the driver as Lucas Brian Stephenson, 25. Troopers said in their report Stephenson was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a Facebook post by the Mandeville Fire Department, Stephenson was the department's assistant chief.
KTBS-TV ABC 3 Shreveport

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