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Firefighter killed by passing semi-truck

While putting out a van fire in the southbound lanes of I-65, a semi-truck collided with mother and son volunteer firefighters Lisa, 43, and Jonathan French, 25, resulting in the death of Jonathan, WLKY reported on August 6.

Lisa, was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital and was reportedly¬†in stable condition with a broken knee and dislocated elbow. The Glendale Fire Department was run by Jonathan’s uncle, ¬†Fire Chief Richard Peters. Before the accident, the team was attempting to extinguish a van on fire along I-65 in Hardin County. As a precaution, an additional fire truck was placed behind the group. However, the passing semi-truck hit both the truck and Jonathan. Peters assured that all safety procedures were followed that day.

There has yet to be any charges pressed, but police continue to investigate the details of the incident to determine fault.

The attorneys at the Sampson Law Firm extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering from this great loss.