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Driver crashed into fire truck blocking highway in Camden County

Two crashes occurred on a stretch of highway in Camden County Friday night.

The Mid-County Fire Protection District blocked off a section of Highway 5 near Harvest road around 10 p.m. after a rollover crash. According to a Facebook post, one man was seriously injured and was flown to University Hospital in a helicopter after he was ejected from the car.

Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that alcohol was a "contributing circumstance" in the crash. A Highway Patrol crash report identified Dylan Ervie, 23, of Osage Beach as the driver. No one else was in the car.

After the MCFPD closed the highway to clean up the crash, another vehicle hit a fire truck.

The truck was parked in the road just north of the Pier 31 Road exit.

The emergency lights of the vehicle were on and a firefighter wearing a reflective vest was nearby using a flashlight to direct traffic.

The firefighter "attempted to get the driver's attention," according to the department's release, and "was ablet o jump out of the way before the collision."

The driver refused medical treatment after the crash and was cited for failing to yield to a stationary emergency vehicle, White said. The firefighter was not injured.

"We are very grateful no one was injured and that the firefighter reacted quickly," White said in an email.

Both crash scenes were cleared by 11:45 p.m., and are being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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