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Witness Mary Edwards said she watched as firemen tried to revive their buddy, Richard Roman, who was killed in an ambulance-pumper crash in London today.

Witness Mary Edwards said she watched as firemen tried to revive their buddy, Richard Roman, who was killed in an ambulance-pumper crash in London today.

rolled on its left side, turned over and dropped. He said he jumped out of his cruiser and heard three firemen “yelling and hollering” alongside the truck.

A crowd of area residents gathered as firefighters and police officers worked under a light drizzle with flashers providing light in the early-morning hours to clear hoses and debris from the site of the accident. The accident occurred about 3:15 a.m. and it took until after 5:30 a.m. to clean up the debris.

“They’re (firemen) pretty shaken up. It was their buddy that got killed,” one police officer said.

Dave Quantrill.....treated and released.

Dave Quantrill, treated and released.

Firemen said an ambulance routinely responds to a general alarm.

The last incident to claim a firefighter’s life while on duty occurred in 1934, when District Chief Stanley Scruby and Lt. Arthur Hartop died while fighting a fire at Hunt’s Flour Mill in London east.

There was about $7,000 damage to the apartment building at 175 Cannaught Ave.