The Polk County Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.
In a statement by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 23-year-old Christopher West died in a car accident Thursday afternoon near Fair Grove.
The crash happened on Highway CC just west of Fair Grove, where investigators say a woman turned left along the highway into the path of West’s pick-up truck.
The name of the woman involved in the accident has not been released.
Ambulance crews responded to the scene and rushed West to a local hospital, where he later died of his injuries.
West was a firefighter for the Pleasant Hope Fire Protection District.