Farmland Indiana Car Accident – A Farmland firefighter died another injured on Thursday morning in an accident involving a fire engine in western Randolph County. Scanner traffic indicates that the engine rolled onto its side just before 7 a.m. when it was travelling along Randolph County Road 1000-W. The first reports that came in suggested that at least one person had been ejected from the vehicle.
It was determined that the victim had passed away at the site. A second firefighter sustained injuries as a result of the single-vehicle accident and was transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne via medical helicopter. According to Randolph County Sheriff Art Moystner, the Indiana State Police are investigating the collision.
In the later hours of the morning, a parade of emergency vehicles escorted the ambulance that transported the body of the firefighter to the IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where it is anticipated that an autopsy would be performed.
Related story: Two dead, another injured in Farmland car-train crash
The head-on accident between a car and a train that occurred early on Sunday morning in Farmland resulted in the deaths of two local adolescents and injured a third. Both a boy and a female who were 17 years old were pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner’s office in Randolph County, North Carolina. Joshua M. Ponder, age 18, was a passenger in the Chevrolet Lumina that crashed.
A medical helicopter transported him to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where he was reported in fair condition when the hospital opened its doors on Sunday. Students from Monroe Central High School were among those who tragically lost their lives.
The superintendent of Monroe Central Schools, Reece Mann, stated that the high school facility was opened early on Sunday morning so that parents, students, and members of the community may attend a time of sharing and crying. At the same time, school officials attempted to bring consolation to those who were in need during this difficult time.
Mann said the school’s crisis plan will be implemented Monday; the school will be on a 2-hour delay and grief counsellors will be available for those who need them. “This is such a tight-knit community,” Mann said. “We’re strong together and we’re searching for ways to gain strength.”
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