By Douglas Walker, Muncie Star Press:
A Farmland firefighter was killed Thursday morning in an accident involving a fire engine in western Randolph County.
According to scanner traffic, the engine reportedly flipped onto its side while traveling on Randolph County Road 1000-W, apparently before 7 a.m.
Initial reports indicated at least one person had been thrown from the vehicle.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second firefighter was also injured in the one-vehicle crash, and was flown by medical helicopter to a Fort Wayne hospital.
Randolph County Sheriff Art Moystner said Indiana State Police were investigating the accident.
Later in the morning, a procession of emergency vehicles accompanied the ambulance that carried the firefighter’s body to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where an autopsy is expected to be conducted.
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