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Smokejumper Killed When Hit By Car

by Chuck Sheley |

Michael P. Kelly (MYC-12) was killed at 0110 November 16, 2013, when he was run over by a car filled with colleagues from the Tahoe Hotshots. Mike rookied at McCall in 2013 and jumped out of West Yellowstone in 2013.
He had been an employee of the Tahoe N.F. since 2008 and was a squadleader on the Tahoe Hotshots.
According to the CHP, Mike was lying on the roadway when he was run over by a car driven by a fellow firefighter. The car continued back to where the crew was based before notifying authorities of the accident.
The CHP is investigating the accident.