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    Indiana Firefighter Killed in Tanker Rollover

    Indiana Firefighter Killed in Tanker Rollover

    Updated: 09-07-2006 11:57:06 AM

    Courtesy of the Tribune Star

    A Wabash Valley firefighter was killed Monday afternoon when he lost control of the tanker truck he was driving and was ejected.

    Errett W. Miller, 43, of Staunton was driving a Posey Township Fire Department tanker truck on his way to assist the Cory Volunteer Fire Department with a structure fire around 2 p.m.

    The accident occurred in Clay County on County Road 425W as Miller was en route to County Road 200N and lower Bloomington Road.

    As the driver was coming out of a curve, the tanker went off the west side of the roadway.

    Miller then overcorrected, causing the vehicle to go off the east side of the roadway. Miller was ejected when the truck began to roll. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Indiana State Police responded.

    Republished with permission of the Tribune Star.

    Funeral Information

    Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at French Funeral Home and again Friday, at the Armory, one hour before services. Those wishing to donate can visit any Riddell National Bank branch and ask to donate to the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department Donation Fund Errett Miller.

    Services are Friday at 11 a.m. at the National Guard Armory with Posey Township Fire Chief Larry Temple and Chaplain Pete Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery.

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    Miller, Errett W.

    Age: 43
    Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision
    Rank: Assistant Fire Chief
    Nature of Death: Trauma
    Classification: Volunteer
    Emergency Duty: Yes

    Incident Date: 09/04/2006
    Duty Type: Responding
    Incident Time: 14:00
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Death Date: 09/04/2006
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Posey Township Clay County Volunteer Fire Department
    PO Box 32
    Staunton , Indiana 47881
    Chief: Larry Pempel

    Initial Summary:
    Assistant Fire Chief Miller died of injuries sustained when while operating a tanker and enroute to a fire call in a neighboring community, the apparatus left the roadway and rolled ejecting Miller. Preliminary reports indicate that no seat belt was being worn.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Contact Riddell National Bank, Phone (812) 448-2611, #1 East National Avenue, Brazil, IN 47834

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