Volunteer firefighter killed, another injured in Randolph County crash

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. — A volunteer firefighter is dead and another is in the hospital after a crash involving a Farmland Volunteer Fire Department Tanker in Randolph County, Indiana Thursday morning.

Kyle Osgood, 29, of Farmland, died in a crash that happened around 7 a.m. in the area of County Road 1000 W. near Farmland.

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An initial showed that Osgood was the driver of a 2000-gallon fire tanker that was responding to a call on County Road 1000 W when he lost control in a curve. The tanker left the roadway and rolled.

Both Osgood and his passenger, 19-year-old Zachary Lee, also a firefighter from Farmland, were ejected from the tanker.

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Lee was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital to be treated for his injuries. Osgood was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a social media post, Randolph County, Indiana Homeland Security Emergency Management said Osgood previously worked as a full-time Public Safety Telecommunicator from July 2015 to October 2019. They also noted that he was an assistant chief with Farmland Fire.

The crash remains under investigation by Indiana State Police.

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