Johnson County Firefighter Dies in Rollover Accident
A 61-year-old Chilhoweee man has died in a rollover accident that occurred in Johnson County.
According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Carl M. Monteer was the driver of a southbound 2007 Ford on Route F, four-tenths of a mile north of Route BB, on Monday at 2:41 p.m, when he lost control on the ice-covered roadway, traveled off the right side, struck a ditch and over turned over on the driver's side, facing north.
Monteer was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Troy Armstrong at 3:55 p.m.
The report said that Monteer was wearing a safety device at the time of the crash. The Ford was totaled and towed from the scene.
According to the Johnson County Fire Protection District, off-duty JCFPD Volunteer Firefighter Carl Monteer was located inside the vehicle deceased as a result of the crash.
Firefighter Monteer began his service with the Johnson County Fire Protection District on March 13, 2018 and served out of the District’s Station 3 in Chilhowee.
"Response to any fatality accident is hard. Response to one of our own is even harder. Please keep Firefighter Monteer’s family in your thoughts and prayers," a Facebook post read.