FARMLAND, IN — Tragedy struck Farmland Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday when a fatal rollover crash claimed the life of Deputy Chief Kyle Osgood.
According to Indiana State Police, the incident occurred as Osgood, 31, was responding to a call in a 2,000-gallon fire tanker on County Road 1000 W. south of County Road 500 N. near Farmland around 7 a.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed Osgood reportedly lost control of the tanker in a curve, causing it to veer off the roadway and roll. Both Osgood and his passenger, Firefighter Zachary M. Lee, 19, were ejected from the vehicle during the crash.
Sadly, Osgood was pronounced dead at the scene by Randolph County Coroner Darin James.
Lee, who sustained injuries in the accident, was immediately air lifted to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne for medical treatment.
The Indiana State Police and Randolph County Sheriff’s Department are conducting an ongoing investigation into the crash.