Houston firefighter killed in cycling accident

Walter Luna is seen in this photo shared on Twitter by the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association on March 9, 2021.
Walter Luna is seen in this photo shared on Twitter by the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association on March 9, 2021. (Twitter/FirefightersHOU)

HOUSTON – A Houston firefighter was killed in a cycling accident Tuesday.

Fire Chief Sam Peña said in a tweet that Engineer Operator Walter Luna was off-duty when he was involved in the accident.

Peña said Luna had worked for the Houston Fire Department for 26 ½ years and was last stationed at Fire Station 72D.

Arrangements are pending.

Details of the crash were not immediately released.

This developing story will be updated.


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