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Donald J. Trout


On Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, Lieutenant Donald J. Trout was responding to a tractor trailer carrying hazardous materials that overturned and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 8A.

While getting ready to leave the station, Lieutenant Trout suffered a medical emergency.  He was immediately transported to the local hospital where he passed away.

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

Department information

Middlesex County Hazardous Materials Unit
1001 Fire Academy DR
Sayreville, New Jersey 08872

Chief: Captain Thomas Bykowski

Age: 53
Rank: Lieutenant
Classification: Career
Incident date: August 27, 2021 8:06 a.m.
Date of death: August 27, 2021
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Other
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road

Last updated: September 08, 2021