- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

HOYT, Kan. (AP) - Mourners have gathered to remember a northeast Kansas firefighter who died after a fire truck overturned while it was headed to a parade.

WIBW reports that dozens of agencies lined up Monday morning to honor 47-year-old Mike Schultz, of Hoyt, at his funeral.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Wednesday east of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation Reservation. The patrol says Schultz was driving northbound on U.S. 75 when the truck blew a tire near Mayetta.

The truck veered off the highway and crossed the median and the southbound lanes before striking and embankment and overturning.

The patrol says Schultz was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The patrol says a second firefighter was injured.


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