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Driver killed, 4 firefighters injured after car crashes into back of fire truck in Vermilion

One firefighter was taken to the hospital, but later released.
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VERMILION, Ohio — One person is dead and four firefighters suffered injuries after a car crashed into the back of a fire truck earlu Saturday morning in Vermilion.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, crews were responding to a separate rollover crash on State Route 2 near Baumhart Road around 3:12 a.m. when a Honda Insight slammed into the rear of the engine. The driver of that vehicle later died from his injuries at Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital, while one firefighter was taken to the same hospital but later released.

Three other firefighters were hurt, but declined further medical treatment. The driver of the car that originally crashed was rescued from their vehicle and airlifted to a local hospital with "serious" injuries.

The deceased driver has been identified as 56-year-old John Goolman, of Berlin Heights. The incident is under investigation.