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Mayview firefighter killed, another seriously injured in crash at fire scene

A firefighter with the Mayview, Mo., Fire Protection District was killed and a second firefighter seriously injured in a crash while at a scene of a fire Monday, June 19, 2017.
A firefighter with the Mayview, Mo., Fire Protection District was killed and a second firefighter seriously injured in a crash while at a scene of a fire Monday, June 19, 2017. The Star

A firefighter with the Mayview, Mo., Fire Protection District was killed and a second firefighter was seriously injured in a crash while at the scene of a fire Monday.

Jeffery M. Sanders, 55, died at the scene and Jacob J. Hayward, 33, was flown to a Kansas City hospital, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.

The three-vehicle crash happened about 6 p.m. south of Mayview along Route E in Lafayette County while Sanders and Hayward were outside of their vehicle. Mayview is 45 miles east of Kansas City.

During the crash, the two firefighters became trapped under one of the vehicles as it went down an embankment. Sanders was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the highway patrol.

Robert A. Cronkleton: 816-234-4261, @cronkb

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