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Preston Firefighter in ICU After Firetruck Crash

A firefighter from Preston, Missouri is being treated at a hospital after being thrown from a firetruck during a rollover crash on Saturday.

Authorities say Jared Bennett, a chief engineer for the department, was driving on Highway D South of Preston, on his way to a fire, when he saw another car coming head on toward the truck in a curve.

Bennett, who is the son of fire Chief Brian Bennett, drove off the road, overcorrected, and the fire truck crossed the center line and crashed into a ditch.

The Chief says Benett is in the trauma ICU awaiting surgery tomorrow.

Another occupant of the fire truck was released from the hospital.