55-year-old Firefighter Jeffery Sanders was killed, and a 2nd Firefighter, Jacob Hayward, 33, (Mayview, MO) was airlifted to Research Medical Center in Kansas City just after 1800 last night. Firefighter Hayward is reported to be in critical condition.
A driver of a Ford struck another vehicle that was stopped in the roadway from behind, which then struck a third vehicle that was also stopped. Both Firefighters were struck and caught underneath that third vehicle as it was sent down an embankment.
They were operating at the scene of a fire and their apparatus was reportedly pulled off the road. More to follow.
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