Pa. Fire Police Member Fatally Hit

Clinton Coutny, Pa. -- A Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company fire police member was fatally hit at the scene of a crash earlier today, according to WNEP-TV.

Fire Policeman Donald Mellott, 62, was struck by a civilian driver while directing traffic around a two-car collision at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Lusk Run Road just outside of Mill Hall.

Investigators told the news station that the motorist drove through the traffic cones before the incident occurred. Mellott was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Woolrich Volunteer Fire Company Chief Brandon Coleman, called Mellott a close friend, according to the station.

"Don was an excellent man to be with. He worked well, we worked well together through the fire police, in the fire company," he said.

Funeral arrangements are pending.