|Agency||Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol|
|Type of Firefighter||Fire Patrol|
|Age Range||26 to 30|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||10/13/1923|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On October 13, 1923, Frank F. Vietinghoff of the Chicago Fire Insurance Patrol died while on duty as a member of Patrol 8. Near the intersection of Greenview and Belmont Avenues, the Patrol 8 rig skidded on wet pavement and crashed into a truck. Vietinghoff was thrown from the rig and landed beneath the wheels of the truck.
Funeral services for Vietinghoff were held at St. Ida’s Church on October 18, and he was interred at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
“Auto Plunges Into River; 2 Believed Dead” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 14, 1923.
“County’s speed toll for year is advanced to 555” Chicago Daily Tribune, October 16, 1923.
Obituary of Frank F. Vietinghoff, Chicago Daily Tribune, October 16, 1923.