Edwin “Lance” J Wentzel

While participating in a search operation along railroad tracks for a missing woman, Firefighter Wentzel was struck and killed by a train. Investigation by authorities continues into the fatal incident. Incident Location: North Versailles under the Westinghouse Bridge (U.S. National Grid: 17T NE 98834 7191)

Department Information

Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department
PO Box 237, Chestnut & 2nd ST
U.S. National Grid: 17T PE 2094 5511
Youngwood, Pennsylvania 15697-0237

Chief: Lloyd Crago

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 57 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Mar 22, 2014 17:46
Date of Death: Mar 22, 2014 
Cause of Death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of Death: Trauma 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property