Beloved Firefighter Dies in Freak Accident at Dairy Queen

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April 19, 2018Apr 19, 2018

A tragic accident has just been confirmed after a man was killed at a Dairy Queen. We are now learning that the victim is Curtis Schantz, a local firefighter.

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"On April 16, Curtis Schantz of Alburnett was in the drive-thru of the ice cream chain when his truck broke down," The Gazette reports. "Authorities say Schantz got out of the truck and opened the hood in an attempt to fix the vehicle when it rolled forward, running him over before he could get out of the way."

Schantz suffered severe injuries at the scene. He was transported to a local hospital but did not survive his injuries.

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"He's kind, he's dedicated to church, his family, the community. And he's giving - just anything that anybody needs, he was there with a helping hand,” Ron Hoover, former Alburnett fire chief, told WAPT. "Everybody is friends, and we're all just kind of expanded family. We'll miss Curtis showing up for breakfast, and meeting people for coffee and telling stories; he was a good storyteller.”

Curtis is being remembered as a being "a nice guy who always smiled and as someone you could always have a great time with him,” a commenter wrote. “We lost a wonderful guy rest in peace old friend.”

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