While attempting to close off Illinois Route 111 to allow for a helicopter to land safely for a medical emergency, Chief Lehr was struck by a fire apparatus as it was backing up. Chief Lehr passed away at the scene from injuries sustained when he was struck.
Medora Community Fire Protection District
221 E. Washington Street, Medora, IL 62063
Medora, Illinois 62063
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.