Three Killed in Crash With Missouri Fire Truck

The fire truck was returning from a call when the fatal collision occurred.


MOREAU, Mo. -- Three Missouri residents were killed Saturday evening when the vehicle in which they were riding was hit by a fire truck that was returning from a call.

The 2000 Pontiac van was hit broadside in the passenger's side by the 1997 KME Engine from the Moreau Fire Protection District, according to the crash report from Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The engine was headed south when the van crossed into its path.

The three passengers of the van were pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the report.

Grant Beauchamp, 23, the driver and only person in the fire truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers reported everyone was wearing seat belts.