|Agency||Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District|
|Type of Firefighter||Volunteer|
|Age Range||31 to 35|
|Date of Birth||3/3/1965|
|Date of Death||12/23/1997|
|Cause of Death||Thrown from vehicle|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident|
On December 23, 1997, Assistant Chief Brian Thomas Hauk of the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District was killed in a car accident while responding to a fire alarm in Hanna City, Illinois. At around 5:15 p.m., Hauk responded to the alarm from his home and was traveling on Illinois Route 116 in his personal-owned truck when another car failed to yield to his flashing lights. Hauk swerved to steer clear of the other vehicle and successfully avoided a major collision, but he lost control of his truck. Hauk’s truck swerved into the median and back onto the road, before tumbling into a ditch where the vehicle turned over several times, causing Hauk to be thrown from the wreckage. Members of the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District responded to the accident and tried to resuscitate Hauk with no success. Hauk was pronounced dead at the scene by the Peoria County Coroner at 6:45 p.m.
Omar Sofradzija, “Firefighters deal with loss,” Peoria Journal Star, December 25, 1997.
Obituary of Brian Hauk, Peoria Journal Star, December 25, 1997.
“Fatal crash still under investigation,” Peoria Journal Star, December 27, 1997.
Karen McDonald, “Firefighter’s family holds memorial,” Peoria Journal Star, December 24, 1998.