Sparta firefighter killed in crash late Friday

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) A single-vehicle crash in Christian County claimed the life of a Sparta firefighter late Friday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Andrew Cole Iorg, 19, was riding in a pickup truck when the driver ran off Missouri 125, two miles north of Garrison, struck a tree and overturned.

Iorg, who was a resident of Bruner, died at the scene. A 17-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Troopers say the 16-year-old driver was not hurt.

The Sparta Fire Protection District said in a statement that Iorg was new to the fire service and was carrying on a family tradition, following in his father and grandfather's footsteps.

We'll have more tonight on KY3 News at Six.