|Agency||Chicago Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||Career|
|Age Range||36 to 40|
|Date of Birth||0/0/0|
|Date of Death||11/3/1930|
|Cause of Death||Vehicle collision|
|Nature of Death||Trauma|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Responding to/returning from incident|
On November 2, 1930, Chicago Fire Department Firefighter Walter Taube of Truck 23 was fatally injured following a vehicle collision at the intersection of Grace Street and Lockwood Avenue. Taube’s fire truck was struck by a stolen car driven by a teenager, and he was pinned between the truck and a tree. Taube died the following day, November 3, at Belmont Hospital.
“Boy, 12, Killed by Auto as He Crosses Street: Collision with Truck Fatal to Fireman,” Chicago Daily Tribune, November 4, 1930.