An off-duty Frederick County, Maryland, firefighter died after being pinned beneath a tractor in Montgomery County.
The death of 60-year-old Drue Jones was confirmed in a tweet Tuesday from Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue said earlier that they were responding to a remote area of farmland in Dickerson.
Frederick County firefighters had called Montgomery County’s department after Jones didn’t show up for his 6 a.m. shift, said Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer.
They responded to his home in the 23600 block of Harris Road, in Dickerson, Piringer said, which was Jones’ last known whereabouts. Montgomery County police and Frederick County Fire and Rescue units assisted in searching the property.
“We noticed that the vehicle was still present and the tractor was missing,” he said.