Archive for December 15th, 2017

Pleasantview Fire District news (more)

Excerpts from

Brandon Clevenger pleaded guilty this morning to reckless driving causing death in the highway crash that killed Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski six months ago.

Replying in one-word answers, Clevenger, 24, of Battle Creek, admitted in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court that he was responsible for the crash. He faces penalties of up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 29. He has no prior felony convictions.

Switalski was cleaning up the scene of a previous crash on eastbound Interstate 94, when Clevenger, driving past, lost control of his own vehicle and hit Switalski. The fire chief died at the scene.

Investigators said a car data recorder indicated Clevenger was traveling at speeds as high as 90 mph at the time and crashed into a barrier at 87 mph. Additionally, an analysis of Clevenger’s phone showed he was using it before the collision.

Three months after the crash, a warrant was issued against Clevenger. He turned himself in, and after arraignment was released on a personal recognizance bond.

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Prospect Heights FPD news

Prospect Heights FPD Firefighter/Paramedic Walter Prestel

Prospect Heights FPD Firefighter/Paramedic Walter Prestel

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Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District news

From the Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District website:

Fox River & Countryside Fire Rescue District press release

thanks Dan


Crash with entrapment in Bristol, 12-11-17

This from Dave Weaver:

12/11/17 YORKVILLE – Bristol-Kendall FPD Car vs. Semi Crash w/ Entrapment & Lifestar Medevac Rt. 47 and Galena Rd. – Video by Dave Weaver
INFO: Bristol-Kendall Fire Protection District crews extricated a man from a PT Cruiser that was slammed into a guardrail by a semi. The man was airlifted by Lifestar helicopter. The semi driver was cited for running a red light. This intersection is just south of the scene of a head-on crash which occurred two days prior on 12/9/17.

Report by WPSY News:


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