Mo. volunteer FF dies in crash

Ebenezer Fire Protection District Firefighter Dustin Brandhorst, 36, was en route to a fire at the time of the crash

Duty Death: Dustin W. Brandhorst - [Springfield, Missouri]

End of Service: 03/18/2022

By Leila Merrill

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Firefighter Dustin Brandhorst, 36, died Friday night after the fire truck he was operating crashed while en route to a fire, Ozarks First reported.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report stated that the fire truck went off a road and overturned.

Brandhorst was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brandhorst served with the Ebenezer Fire Protection District as a volunteer for three years.

“Dustin was a big part of our family,” Ebenezer Fire Chief Nelson Prewitt said. “It’s sad for our community. He was working his way to become a career individual with us full time. [He was] just was a great guy. He was a servant to his family, and he was a servant to his community.”

Multiple agencies assisted with the crash and with the fire Brandhorst had been on the way to.


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