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    Illinois Firefighter Struck, Killed by Pickup Truck

    Illinois Firefighter Struck, Killed by Pickup Truck

    Updated: 12-21-2004 12:54:14 PM

    Courtesy of The Quad City Times

    Knox County, IL -- A 73-year-old volunteer firefighter from Bishop Hill, Ill., was struck and killed by a pickup truck Monday night in rural Knox County, the Illinois State Police said Tuesday.

    Theodore Myhre, 73, was helping a fire truck back up when the accident occurred at 4:57 p.m., authorities said.

    The Knox County Sheriff

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    Myhre, Theodore "Ted" Arthur

    Age: 73
    Cause of Death: Struck By
    Rank: Firefighter
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 12/20/2004
    Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire
    Incident Time: 16:57
    Activity Type: Scene Safety
    Death Date: 12/20/2004
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bishop Hill Fire Department
    307 N Bishop Hill St.
    Bishop Hill , Illinois 61419
    Chief: JacK Hawkins

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter Myhre was a passenger in a fire department vehicle as it responded to a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival on the scene, law enforcement personnel told firefighters that their services were not needed and released them from the incident. The pumper turned into a driveway in order to turn around and return to station. Firefighter Myhre got out of the apparatus to control traffic. Firefighter Myhre was struck by a passing pickup truck as he stood in the roadway. Firefighter Myhre was transported to the hospital but died of his injuries. He was pronounced dead at 1748hrs. Firefighter Myhre was carrying a flashlight but was not wearing protective clothing or reflective materials. The driver of the vehicle that struck Firefighter Myhre said that he saw Myhre too late to avoid hitting him, despite braking and swerving to avoid contact. The driver was not charged.

    Memorial Fund Info:
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    http://www.usfa.fema.gov/application...eath_year=2004

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