Firefighter killed in crash while responding to northeast Missouri fire

2 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, May 30 2017 May 30, 2017 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 9:31:00 AM CDT May 30, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says one firefighter was killed and another was injured in a fire truck crash in northeast Missouri.

The men, who were with the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department, were on their way to a fire Monday evening when the accident occurred.

The patrol says a fire truck driven by 33-year-old Jesse Ketchum, of Downing, ran off of Highway 15 three miles north of Memphis. The truck overturned several times, ejecting both men.

KTVO reports that Ketchum was killed in the crash. A passenger, 27-year-old John Chancellor, of Downing, was seriously injured. He is currently being treated at a hospital in Columbia.

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