KTVO.com Year in Review Number 1
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Our number 1 story was from May 29.
MEMPHIS, Mo. — UPDATE: Late Monday night, the Missouri State Highway Patrol released the names of the two firefighters involved in a deadly Memorial Day fire truck crash in northeast Missouri.
Investigators said the driver of the fire truck, Jesse Ketchum, 33, of Downing, was killed in that crash.
His passenger, volunteer firefighter, John Chancellor, 27, also of Downing, suffered serious injuries.
Chancellor is currently being treated at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.
Both men, who worked with the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department, were on their way to a fire when the crash occurred.
According to the crash report, Ketchum ran the fire truck off the right side of Highway 15, overcorrected, then returned to the roadway, where the truck overturned several times, ejecting both men.
Ketchum was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash reports states that neither firefighter was wearing a seat belt.
In addition to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Scotland County Sheriff's Office, Memphis Police Department and Scotland County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene.
A northeast Missouri firefighter is dead and another injured after a rollover crash involving a fire truck.
That incident happened just before 6:15 p.m. Monday on Highway 15, three miles north of Memphis.
Dr. Jeff Davis, Scotland County coroner, told KTVO the truck was on its way to a fire when the crash happened.
The two men involved were a part of the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department.
Both were ejected from the fire truck.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:51 p.m. by Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn.
The other firefighter involved was transported to Scotland County Hospital by ambulance.
He was then flown to University Hospital in Columbia where he is listed in serious condition.
At this time, the crash is still under investigation.
Investigators are not releasing the names of the firefighters yet.
We will release more information as it becomes available.