David Lemponen, Firefighter

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Firefighter David Lemponen was directing traffic on the north side of State Route 307 at the scene of a minor motor vehicle accident when he was struck by another vehicle. Firefighter Lemponen was treated and transported by Medevac to a Cleveland hospital but succumbed the following morning to the injuries sustained when struck.

Department information

Austinburg Volunteer Fire Department
2800 State Route 307 E
Austinburg, Ohio 44010-0391

Chief: Chief William Wilms

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

Age: 83
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: April 27, 2017 21:00
Date of death: April 28, 2017
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Crushed
Activity type: Scene Safety
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road