By CBSMiami.com Team

HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – A city of Hialeah firefighter was tragically killed in a freak accident over the weekend.

The Hialeah Fire Department posted on its Twitter page the loss of 24-year veteran Crisanto “Chris” Villa.

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According to North Miami police, Villa and his wife were working on a fence at their home when an ice cream truck crashed through the fence.

Villa reacted by pushing his wife out of the way before being run over by the truck.

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He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.

Traffic homicide is investigating the accident.

No one is in custody or charged with the accident at this time.

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CBS4 offers its condolences to the Villa family and the Hialeah Fire Department.

CBSMiami.com Team