Crash Kills Indiana Volunteer Enroute to Call

A volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash Monday afternoon shortly after being asked to help with a field fire.


OWEN COUNTY, Ind. --

A volunteer firefighter was killed in a crash Monday afternoon shortly after being asked to help with a field fire, authorities said.

Dennise M. Leslie, 37, of Freedom was driving to the Coal City Volunteer Fire Department in a pickup truck when she swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle on Stockton Road in Owen County.

She lost control of her pickup truck, which rolled and struck a tree just west of Rey Cemetery Road, the Owen County Sheriff's Office said.

Leslie died at the crash site, authorities said.

Leslie was driving to the fire department because she was called to help battle a field fire on Egenolf Road, police said.