Mike Wilbur

FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL AFTER MISSOURI FIRE APPARATUS CRASH

The driver of a firetruck was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 2:20 a.m. Monday on County Road 2200, a mile west of Aurora in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Gene L. White, 61, was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital Springfield with serious injuries.

White was driving an International firetruck that ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said.

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