Firefighter Franciskovich succumbed to injuries sustained when the fire department vehicle he was a passenger in lost control on an ice and snow covered roadway then crashed, coming to a rest on its top. Franciskovich, who was reported to have not been wearing seat restraints, was ejected from the vehicle. Two other firefighters traveling with Firefighter Franciskovich to the State Fire School in Ames, Iowa, were reported to have been wearing seat restraints and received only minor injuries in the crash.
Incident Location: Near mile marker 46 in the westbound lanes of Highway 163 (U.S. National Grid: 15T WF 1245 8203)
West Burlington Fire Department
301 Broadway ST (mailing: 122 Broadway ST)
U.S. National Grid: 15T XF 5543 2083
West Burlington, Iowa 52655
Chief: Shaun Ryan
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.