Firefighter Jonathan French was killed and another Firefighter, Lisa French, was injured when a semi tractor-trailer struck them and their fire apparatus while they were operating at the scene of a motor vehicle fire on Interstate 65. According to reports, Firefighter Lisa French, Jonathan’s mother, was flown to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation into the fatal incident continues by authorities.
Incident Location: Near MM 87, Southbound Interstate 65 about a mile north of Glendale, KY (U.S. National Grid: 16S FG 0011 6324)
Glendale Fire Department
405 Main ST
U.S. National Grid: 16S EG 9672 6214
Glendale, Kentucky 42740
Chief: Richard Peters
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.