Kurt Keilhofer Obituary, Death – On Tuesday, a firefighter from Huntington and the surrounding counties lost his life in the line of duty. These firefighters are in mourning for their fallen brother and colleague. The state police have reported that Firefighter Kurt Keilhofer, 66, of the Mapleton Fire Department was killed at 7:38 a.m. when he was struck by a vehicle while working on the scene of another collision. A second vehicle arrived at the scene of the accident while emergency personnel were already on the scene of the crash at the intersection of Hares Valley Road and Dell Lane in Union Township. This added to the chaos that was already present.
The state troopers have stated that the 19-year-old driver of the vehicle was unable to maintain control of the vehicle before it crashed into Keilhofer. Reports from the state police indicate that the firefighter was transported to Penn Highlands Huntingdon, but he was pronounced dead as soon as he arrived at the facility. An investigation into what may have led to the collision is still ongoing at this time. The Mapleton Fire Department expressed its sorrow on social media, writing that Keilhofer was someone who inspired others and who was always willing to help with anything and do anything for anyone. They added that Keilhofer was always willing to help with anything and do anything for anyone.
We are all having a hard time during this trying time because of the current circumstances. Because firefighters in each and every company function as a team and a second family, the loss of one of their own causes a special kind of anguish in all of us. We would like to express our gratitude to you, Kurt, for your service. You were a part of the department for a period of time, and during that time, you had an impact on all of our lives that was significant enough that we don’t even know where to start when it comes to expressing our gratitude to you.