Clinton County, Il. (KSDK) -- A 45-year-old fireman with the Santa Fe Fire Protection District in Clinton County, Illinois, has been killed at the scene of a fire.
Timothy P. Jansen died of injuries sustained when he was struck by a fire truck in the 9700 block of River Road in Bartelso. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. Sunday.
Jansen was among the first firefighters to arrive at the scene, which began as a grass fire and spread to a building.
Santa Fe Fire Chief Adam Maue said Jansen was standing on teh back of a truck, pulling hoses, when he slipped off. The driver of the truck told the chief he did not know Jansen fell, so he backed up, striking Jansen.
Jansen was married and had two daughters. He'd been with the fire district for 15 years and owned a restaurant directly across the street from the firehouse.
Neighboring fire departments are helping to cover for the Santa Fe Fire Protection District so they can mourn the loss of Jansen.
Visitation services will be December 5 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on December 6 from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso. The funeral mass will follow the second visitation. Jansen will be laid to rest in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Donations can be made to Timothy Jansen's children's education fund through Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.