The identities of the 2 people killed in a Saturday morning crash with a Kansas City- MO fire department pumper truck have been released by police.
According to the KSHB 41 Action News Website- the victims were "Crystal Lewis- age 47 and Melinda Reliford- age 32."
The 24-year-old male driver who was critically-injured in the crash was reported to be the son of Ms. Lewis.
One of the firefighters off of the fire department truck that was hit by the speeding car was later taken to the hospital with ribcage pain.
The crash occurred at 4:18 am in front of Fire Station 18 at 3211 Indiana.
Pumper 18 was returning from an EMS call and was travelling much less than the posted speed limit when the crew saw a speeding car coming straight at them. Pumper 18's driver swerved to avoid a crash- but the car smashed into and under the front passenger side of the pumper.
The severity of the crash was immediately evident in the pumper captain's voice as he tersely radioed the incident to dispatch.
All of the occupants of the car required extrication from the wreckage. The 2 women in the car were apparently killed on impact and it took the 4 responding fire companies about 20 minutes to extricate the badly injured driver.
A police investigation of this wreck is underway.