Fairbury firefighter dies after crashing pickup

Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) _ A Fairbury man has died in a hospital three days after being injured in a crash. 56-year-old Darrell Parker died Wednesday at a Lincoln hospital. He’d been transferred there from Jefferson Community Health Center, where he was taken after Sunday’s accident.

Police say Parker was a volunteer firefighter who was headed to a fire when his pickup left a roadway, went into a pasture and struck a tree.         Fairbury Police Chief Chad Sprunk says it’s suspected that Parker suffered a medical problem before the crash.