We regret to pass on to you that El Dorado Springs (between KC & Springfield) Firefighter Russ Hayes, 62, has died after a wreck in a firetruck. The El Dorado Springs Firefighter lost control of the vehicle in Stockton, and was life-flighted to Springfield.
Firefighter Hayes, 62, was on his way to have a pump inspected for annual certification on one of their trucks.
The truck veered to the right side of the road, then over corrected as he tried to get back, causing it to travel off the left side of the road and overturn. Hayes was life-flighted to a Springfield hospital after the crash where he succumbed to his injuries.
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