Huntingdon County firefighter struck, killed by vehicle while on scene of crash

  • Source: WTAJ-TV CBS 10 Altoona
  • Published: 12/07/2022 12:00 AM

Firefighters in Huntington and surrounding counties are mourning the loss of a fellow member who died in the line of duty Tuesday. Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer, 66, of the Mapleton Fire Department was killed after he was hit by a vehicle while working on the scene of another crash at 7:38 a.m., according to state police. Emergency crews were attending to the crash on Hares Valley Road and Dell Lane in Union Township when another vehicle entered the scene. Troopers say the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle lost control and hit Keilhofer. The firefighter was taken to Penn Highlands Huntingdon where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to state police. An investigation into the crash is ongoing. The Mapleton Fire Department expressed its sorrow on social media saying Keilhofer encouraged others and was willing to help with anything and do anything for anyone.


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