Kentucky Firefighter Dies of Wounds

Funeral services have been set for Wednesday for a Kentucky firefighter who died Feb. 24 of injuries sustained in a crash earlier this month while responding to an incident.

Stephen "Eric" Vanderpool, 28, was seriously injured Feb. 1 when his vehicle was hit broadside after he failed to stop at a stop sign. He was ejected through the driver's door.

The volunteer at White Oak Fire Department died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Herald & Stewart Funeral Home in West Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Anyone planning to bring apparatus should contact John Conley at 606-743-9911.

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