Sheboygan County firefighter killed in off-duty crash

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Ryan Moyer (driver)

WALDO — Sheboygan County is mourning the loss of one of its volunteer firefighters who died Saturday in a crash near Adell.

Just before 4:30 PM on Saturday, February 4th, the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding a motor vehicle crash involving a pick-up truck at Blueberry Lane and Pheasant Valley Road in the Town of Lyndon.

The Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department identified the driver of the pick-up truck as Ryan T. Moyer, who was a volunteer firefighter at the Waldo Fire Department.

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Ryan Moyer

Earlier in the day, Moyer and three others went out to post flyers for the for the 43rd annual Waldo Fire Department Brat Fry scheduled for Sunday, March 12th. Moyer and two friends were reportedly returning from the Random Lake Pizzeria when the truck went off the roadway, through a ditch and into a field. When first responders arrived, they found Moyer trapped.

26 year old Nicholas A. TeBeest of rural Plymouth was air lifed by Flight for Life and is recovering at Froedtert Hospital. 26 year old Tyler J. Collins of Waldo was taken to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center by ambulance. Collins is also a volunteer firefighter.

According to volunteer firefighters across Sheboygan County, Moyer was a dedicated family man who was passionate about firefighting and serving his community. One firefighter who wished not to be named said Moyer was a well-respected volunteer firefighter. In 2015, Moyer was awarded the department’s Firefighter of the Year award. Moyer leaves behind a wife, Julie, and a three month old son.

Below is a statement posted by the Silver Creek Fire Department:

As of Sunday morning, funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing according to the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department. Speed and alcohol are being investigated at as potential factors.

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