Firefighter hospitalized after crash involving fire truck near Republic, Mo.

NEAR REPUBLIC, Mo. -- One firefighter suffered injuries after a crash involving a fire truck near Republic, Mo.

The crash involved a West Republic Fire Protection District truck northwest of Republic at Farm Road 168 and Farm Road 59. The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The driver was headed to a call.

The fire chief says the truck flipped several times along the shoulder of the road. Crews extricated him from the truck.

Emergency crews airlifted the firefighter to a local hospital. His injuries are not life-threatening.