|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||9/7/1927|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On September 7, 1927, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Robert O’Donnell of Truck 20, died in the line of duty following a collision between Truck 20 and a dairy truck at the intersection of West 75th and South Halsted Streets. Truck 20 swerved to the left side of the street to avoid hitting the dairy truck, but O’Donnell, who was riding on the right side of the apparatus, was crushed between the two vehicles when they collided.
“Autos Kill 8; 2 Fire Trucks Injure 6 More,” Chicago Daily Tribune, September 7, 1927.