Missouri Highway Patrol investigating wreck involving fire truck

A man is flown to the hospital early Friday morning following a crash involving a fire truck.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the truck was on its way to a fire when the water tanker driven by A.J. McCullough, 72, of Ellsinore ran off the road and flipped over.

The wreck happened around 12:25 a.m. Friday on County Road 415 about eight miles northwest of Poplar Bluff.

It is not clear exactly why the truck ran off the road or where the fire was.

McCullough was flown to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.  He has moderate injuries.

No one else was hurt.

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