Firefighters can't save colleague after Missouri accident
HILLSBORO (AP) — A volunteer firefighter from eastern Missouri is dead after a car accident, despite efforts by his own colleagues to save him.
KSDK-TV reports that the Hillsboro Fire Department is mourning the loss of 25-year-old Zach Crowley. He died in an accident Tuesday morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Crowley failed to negotiate a turn on Highway B near Hillsboro and lost control. His car crossed the center line and was struck by another car and knocked into a ditch. The other driver is hospitalized with moderate injuries.
Hillsboro responded to a rescue call after the accident, but there was nothing they could do to save Crowley. Assistant Chief Brian Gaudet says he died almost instantly after the accident.