RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ind. — The assistant chief of the Farmland Volunteer Fire Department has died after rolling a tanker truck while en route to a barn fire in rural Randolph County.
A second firefighter is in critical condition.
According to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), Assistant Chief Kyle T. Osgood, 29, was en route to a barn fire early Thursday morning before the deadly accident.
Osgood was reportedly driving the tanker truck northbound on 1000 West when he approached an S-curve and rolled the truck over. The tanker reportedly came to rest on top of Osgood and a fellow Farmland Volunteer Firefighter.
Osgood was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:30 a.m.
The second firefighter, a 19-year-old, was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital in critical condition with serious injuries to his lower extremities.
No other firefighters were aboard the tanker truck, IDHS said.
IDHS said Osgood and his family had a rich history of serving in the Farmland Volunteer Fire Department. Osgood’s father once served as fire chief with Osgood having been a staple around the firehouse since he was a young boy.