A member of the Easton Township Fire Department was killed in a crash Sunday night while he was on his way to a fire, according to an official with the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnny Ivison Jr., 23, rural Leavenworth County, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was reported at 10:07 p.m. Sunday south of Easton on 231st Street, according to Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley
Ivison apparently had been on his way to a structure fire in Easton at the time of the crash.
“While on scene of the fire Easton (Township) was notified that tragically one of our members was killed in the line of duty in a traffic accident while responding to the fire,” the Easton Township Fire Department stated in a message posted on Facebook. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the firefighter and to the other members of the department as we are one family.”
The Easton Township Fire Department is an all-volunteer department, according to its Facebook page.