Assistant Fire Chief Hollingsworth was en route to a reported structure fire on Atherton Road during an active severe weather event. He was involved in a single vehicle accident during this response striking a tree. Assistant Chief Hollingsworth was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment but succumbed to his injuries.
Incident Location: 2620 North Old Atherton Road (structure fire) USNG: 15S UD 8509 3432; East Blue Mills Road and North Buckner Tarsney Road (fatal traffic accident) USNG: 15S UD 9644 3601.
Fort Osage Fire Protection District
PO Box 287, 400 E Monroe ST
USNG: 15S UD 9707 3279
Buckner, Missouri 64016
Chief: John E. Yocum
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.