Firefighter Burnett and Captain Ulrich were responding in a tanker (tender) to the report of a brush fire, Firefighter Burnett was driving. Firefighter Burnett failed to negotiate a curve in the road, the apparatus left the road and crossed into a corn field, where it rolled several times. Firefighter Burnett was ejected from the vehicle, the vehicle rolled on top of him. Captain Ulrich was trapped in the tanker, which was on its roof, until he was extricated by other firefighters. Both firefighters were transported to the hospital. Firefighter Burnett died on January 22, 2000 from injuries sustained in the crash.
Captain Ulrich died on November 4, 1999. For more info see NIOSH report
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