DOD: May 3, 1998
House: Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway
County: WASHINGTON COUNTY
Years of Service: 39
Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway ~ Washington County ~ Maryland May 3, 1998 Captain Joseph Kroboth,Jr.,appropriately wearing a reflective safety vest and utilizing a flashlight with safety wand, was directing traffic at the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision on I-81 near Hagerstown. The scene was very busy and a medevac helicopter was in the process of landing. Suddenly, a passing pick-up truck changed lanes, striking Captain Kroboth and throwing him some 150 feet. He died of massive head and chest injuries. Captain Joseph Kroboth ,Jr, was 59 years old and had served for 39 years.
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