SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A fire truck was hit on northbound Interstate 57 while responding to a grass fire.
According to the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, firefighters responded to I-57 at the 2 mile marker around 12:49 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19 for a grass fire.
Firefighters immediately helped an 85-year-old woman who was driving the passenger vehicle and pulled her from the vehicle.
According to Sikeston DPS, she was taken to an area hospital and has since died.
While working at the scene to extinguish the fire, Sikeston DPS Fire Division had a stationary fire engine blocking a lane to protect all personnel.
They said the engine was hit in the rear by a vehicle going northbound on I-57.