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Firefighter Record

Firefighter Details

Name Clarence Kent
Agency Richwoods Township Fire Department
Rank Firefighter
Type of Firefighter Volunteer
Age Range 46 to 50
Sex Male
Date of Birth 11/1/1906
Date of Death 9/25/1954
Cause of Death Vehicle collision
Nature of Death Trauma
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Emergency vehicle operations , Responding to/returning from incident

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Peoria
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/25/1954 16:30
Incident Location Street/Road
Incident Attribute Traffic accidents

Incident Summary

On September 25, 1954, Firefighter Clarence Kent of the Richwoods Township Fire Department died in the line of duty while responding to a fire. Kent was fatally injured after he was thrown from a fire truck that overturned after colliding with a civilian vehicle at the intersection of North University Street and Route 150 in Peoria. Kent was transported to St. Francis Hospital, but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. Four others were injured in the crash.

A full-time employee of Caterpillar, Inc., Kent was survived by his widow and four children.

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