NAPA (CBS SF) — A 38-year-old volunteer firefighter from Missouri was identified Tuesday as the driver killed when a water tender careened out of control and rolled over on the steep Oakville Grade, authorities said.
The Napa County Coroner said Garrett Paiz was killed in the crash.READ MORE: Facebook Decision on Trump Suspension Delayed as Comments Flood In
The crash involving Paiz — a Cal Fire contractor — was reported at 6:50 a.m. in Oakville, just west of state Highway 29 northwest of Yountville. The tender had been involved in battling the Nuns-Partrick Complex Fire burning in northern Napa County.READ MORE: Marshawn Lynch Addresses COVID Vaccine Hesitancy In Interview With 'Dr. Faucheezy'
“This (the Oakville Grade) is a very, very steep road,” Cal Fire spokesman David Shew said.”The Oakville Grade is the steepest road in Napa County.”
Shew would not speculate if fatigue played a role in the crash.MORE NEWS: Fremont Police Release Body Cam Footage In Fatal Shooting Of Suspect On Highway 84
“Any incident like this is very tragic,” Shew said. “It effects us (firefighters) personally.”