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Tallullah Man involved in Accident that Kills Fire Chief

The chief of a Louisiana fire department was investigating a traffic accident when he was struck and killed by a car on an icy highway.

State police say in a news release that winter weather was a factor in the Wednesday morning accident that killed 48-year-old Russell Achord.

The St. Francisville resident was the chief of the Wakefield Fire Department. He was aiding an investigation of a non-fatal crash on U.S. Highway 61 when the accident occurred.
51 year old Robert McCoy of Tallullah was driving a pickup truck with a trailer lost control on the icy road. State police say the truck struck multiple vehicles and Achord, who was fatally injured.

Achord's death was one of four in Louisiana that authorities say are related to winter weather.