4 Ohio FFs struck by apparatus after car crashes into it

The other driver was killed when their car crashed into the parked apparatus, pushing it into the firefighters at a crash scene


Kaylee Remington
cleveland.com

VERMILION, Ohio — A driver died and four Vermilion firefighters were hurt Saturday after a car crashed into a firetruck while they assisted with a flipped car, Vermilion Mayor Jim Forthofer said in a statement.

The incident happened on Ohio 2 early Saturday morning, the mayor said. He did not say where on the highway the crash happened or what time.

Four Vermilion firefighters were struck at a crash scene on Saturday when a car collided with a parked apparatus, pushing it into the firefighters. The driver of the car was killed in the collision.
Four Vermilion firefighters were struck at a crash scene on Saturday when a car collided with a parked apparatus, pushing it into the firefighters. The driver of the car was killed in the collision. (Photo/Vermilion Fire Company)

The driver, who has not yet been publicly identified, drove into the back of the fire truck that was parked at the scene, the statement says. The four firefighters were struck by the truck after the driver ran into it, Forthofer said.

One firefighter went to a local hospital and the other three declined treatment, he said. The firefighter who was taken to the hospital has since been released.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene after striking the firetruck, Forthofer said.

The crash is under investigation.

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