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Illinois Firefighter Struck, Killed by Apparatus at Scene

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Clinton County sheriff's office is investigating the death of a firefighter who was struck and killed Sunday night by a fire truck as the crew arrived at the scene of a house fire. Timothy P. Jansen, 45. Jansen was a volunteer firefighter for the Santa Fe Volunteer Fire Protection District in Bartelso.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jansen was on the first pumper truck to arrive at a burning cottage in the 9600 block of River Road. He was standing outside the truck when he was hit, said Jeff Kampwerth, fire chief of the Germantown fire protecting district. Jansen was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese, where he died.

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