MACON COUNTY, Ill. -- A Blue Mound volunteer firefighter lost his life during a training exercise.
Twenty-four-year-old, Bill Miller of Blue Mound was killed in the accident. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday night on Mosquito Creek and Pleasant View roads, just past Boody.
The Sangamon County Coroner says that the cause of death was due to a pre-existing condition. That pre-existing condition is not known at this time.
The department was conducting a training exercise when a tanker loaded with water overturned. Miller, was airlifted to Springfield Memorial Medical Center where he died.
The Macon County Sheriff's office has been investigating the accident throughout the night.
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Republished with permission of WAND-TV.
Oct. 16 - Visitation at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.
Oct. 17 - Memorial Service at First Baptist Church in Ramsey, IL at 10 a.m.
Oct. 18 - Memorial at Dawson and Wikoff Funeral home in Blue Mound from 5 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Service held at 6 p.m.