Funeral held for firefighter killed in snow storm

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Monday, February 17, 2014 - 4:28pm

Hundreds of people mourned a firefighter in Texas on Monday, a week after he was hit by a car and killed on an icy road.

Fellow firefighters from all over Texas arrived to bury William Tanksley with honors.

He was killed last week while responding to an accident in Terrell, Texas.

A car lost control on an icy road and slammed into Tanksley, knocking him off a 50 foot overpass.

His young son held his father's helmet during the funeral, a procession of about 68 fire vehicles escorted Tanksley body to the cemetery.

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