Firefighters can't save colleague after Missouri accident

1 year 9 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 14 2016 Dec 14, 2016 Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:05:00 AM CST December 14, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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