Erath County volunteer firefighter unexpectedly dies following motorcycle accident.


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By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Erath County is mourning the unexpected passing of 21-year-old Andrew Dean, an EMT and firefighter with Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue.


Dean was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday evening on Lingleville Road.

Although he was airlifted to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, his injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.


ECVFR Coordinator Chris Brooks and other fellow firefighters have held vigil at the hospital since the accident.

Dean reportedly died following complications during surgery.


“We are all shocked and devastated,” Brooks said shortly after Dean’s passing.