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Two firefighters recovering after accident in St. Francois County

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DOE RUN, Mo. (KMOV) – Two firefighters suffered injuries Monday after an accident involving a fire truck on Highway B near Doe Run, Missouri.  That is in St. Francois County, Missouri.

Authorities say around 4 p.m., a tanker in Doe Run was on its way to a house fire on Highway B near Crocker Court when the driver, William Nokes, 36, was going too fast around a curve. This sent the tanker off the road where it flipped over and rolled, totaling the vehicle.

The driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, suffering only minor injuries. Another firefighter, 17-year-old Haylie Hagermann, was airlifted to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Her injuries are described as moderate.

Accidents involving fire trucks are more common than one might imagine. In 2009, there were 178 traffic crashes involving fire vehicles in Missouri. Five people were killed and 42 were injured.

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