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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: SMITH; Lyndell J.-1/6/2000-USA
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 23:22:48 +0100

Smith, Lyndell J.
Age: 46
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle En Route to Call
Rank: Firefighter
Nature of Death: Trauma
Classification: Volunteer
Emergency Duty: Yes
Incident Date: 06/01/2000
Duty Type: Responding
Incident Time: 15:13
Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
Death Date: 06/01/2000
Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road
Fire Dept. Info: Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
14 West Central
Caldwell , Kansas 67022
Chief: Rick Volavka

Final Summary: Firefighter Smith was a passenger in a 1984 Jeep CJ7 command
vehicle. The truck was equipped with extrication equipment and was
responding with lights and siren in operation to a vehicle rollover with
reports of serious injuries. Firefighter Smith was riding the hump between
the driver and the front seat passenger. None of the truck?s occupants were
wearing seat belts. As the command vehicle overtook and passed a passenger
car on the left side, the car turned into the command vehicle, striking it
at the right rear tire. The command vehicle skidded across traffic, entered
a ditch, overturned in a wheat field, and caught fire. All three occupants
of the command vehicle were ejected. Firefighter Smith received fatal
injuries, and the other occupants of the command vehicle received serious
injuries. No autopsy was performed but the cause of death for Firefighter
Smith was listed as closed head and chest trauma with exsanguination from
mortal axillary wounds (blood loss). No extrication was required at the
scene of the original rollover call.

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