Chief Edward Switalski responded with the Comstock Township Department of Fire and Rescue to a reported motor vehicle accident on Eastbound I-94 near mile marker 81 at approximately 2230hrs. Upon arrival, they found an empty vehicle and no injuries to report. As fire crews were getting ready to leave the scene, a passing vehicle lost control and struck Chief Switalski, who was standing at the rear of his rescue vehicle returning equipment to service. Crews at the scene tried to revive him, but were not successful. Chief Switalski was pronounced dead at the scene.
Comstock Township Department of Fire and Rescue
Comstock, Michigan 49401
Chief: Deputy Chief Matt Beauchamp
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Jun 14, 2017 22:30|
|Date of death:||Jun 14, 2017|
|Cause of death:||Struck By|
|Nature of death:||Trauma|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Non-Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Street/Road|