Off-duty Eureka firefighter killed in head-on collision near Pacific

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by Elizabeth Eisele / KMOV Staff | @ElizEisele

KMOV.com

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Updated Saturday, Mar 8 at 11:20 PM

(KMOV.com) -- The Eureka Fire Protection District is mourning the loss of a firefighter who was killed in a multiple vehicle accident while off-duty Friday night.

Missouri Highway Patrol said Greg Light, 49, was traveling westbound along Route O in Franklin County when a car heading eastbound on Route O attempted to pass another vehicle. The passing car then crashed head-on with Light’s vehicle.

Light was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. A juvenile passenger in the other car was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. Her condition is unknown.

Authorities arrested the driver of the other vehicle, Jael Clem, 38, for manslaughter, assault and allegedly driving while intoxicated.

The accident happened around 9:15 p.m. near Pacific.

Eureka fire officials said Light served the district for 27 years.

 

 

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