Indiana Firefighter Killed in Apparatus Crash

Firefighter Jeremy Tighe was killed after the engine he was in ran off the road and partially overturned before hitting a utility pole.


A member of the McCutchanville Volunteer Fire Department was killed and another was injured Wednesday night after their apparatus crashed.

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Firefighter Jeremy Tighe, 18, was a passenger in the engine that ran off St. Joseph Avenue and partially overturned before hitting a utility pole, Lt. Steve Gibson told The Evansville Courier & Press.

The driver of the rig, Lt. Brandon Cason, was not seriously injured but was transported to Deaconess Hospital and has since been released.

The two firefighters were returning from a call when the crash occurred around 8:25 p.m. about a half-mile from the fire station.

Gibson said the department will be closed until further notice.

"Everybody's too shook up," he said.

The Evansville, German Township, Perry Township and Scott Township fire departments will cover the area while the department is out of service.

Tighe was with the department for about 18 months and would have turned 19 on Thursday.

Funeral arrangements are pending.