Michael Lee Schultz

Captain Schultz was the driver of a tanker (tender) apparatus enroute to a parade in a nearby community. As the apparatus was driven on Highway 75, the driver’s side front tire failed. The apparatus left the roadway, crossed the median, crossed the opposing lanes, and rolled over into an embankment.

Captain Schultz was ejected in the rollover. He was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital where he later died.

The tanker came to rest on its wheels in a ditch. The law enforcement report on the crash concluded that neither Captain Schultz or the front seat passenger were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The vehicle’s speed just prior to the crash was estimated at 68 miles per hour.

Incident Location: US 75 and 166th Rd, Mayetta, KS 66509 (U.S. National Grid: 15S TD 6469 5886)

Department Information

Hoyt Rural Fire District #3
202 E 4th St
U.S. National Grid: 15S TD 6664 4790
Hoyt, Kansas 66440

Chief: Ed Kester

Michael Lee Schultz was included in the USFA’s annual report Firefighter Fatalities in the United States.
Age: 47 
Rank: Captain 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Jul 27, 2016 16:54
Date of death: Jul 27, 2016 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus 
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed property use: Street/Road