Jeffery Mason Sanders, Firefighter

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Firefighter Jeffery Mason Sanders was killed and another firefighter was injured when they were struck by a privately owned vehicle while working at the scene of a “wires down” call. The private vehicle crashed into the rear of another private vehicle stopped on a roadway behind a fire department vehicle. The fire department vehicle then struck the two firefighters who were nearby, trapping them underneath as it went down an embankment and stopped. Firefighter Sanders was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second firefighter, 33-year-old Jacob Hayward, was flown to the Research Medical Center in Kansas City with critical injuries.

Incident Location: Route E, two-tenths of a mile north of Wheatley Road (U.S. National Grid: 15S VD 2762 1932)

Department information

Mayview Fire Protection District
500 W Orchard ST
U.S. National Grid: 15S VD 2780 2254
Mayview, Missouri 64071-8213

Chief: Kris White

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

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: June 19, 2017 17:18
Date of death: June 19, 2017
Cause of death: Struck By
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Street/Road