This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri firefighter has died in a single-vehicle crash.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Andrew C. Iorg was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening in Christian County. He was a passenger in a pickup that ran off a road, struck a tree and overturned.

The Springfield News-Leader reports ( the Sparta Fire Protection District said on its Facebook page that Iorg was a new firefighter and had followed his father and grandfather into the profession.