Caption: The wrecks of two fire trucks that collided at Vandeventer and Easton avenues about 8:40 a.m. on June 9, 1952, killing three firefighters and injuring six. (Easton now is Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.) Hook and ladder Number 9 was northbound on Vandeventer and Pumper Number 17 was westbound on Easton. Both were headed to a call at 4040 St. Ferdinand Avenue for what proved to be a minor fire in a vacant building. The wrecked trucks ended up on a service station lot on the northwest corner of the intersection. Killed were firefighters Bernard Crump, 29, Clarence H. Paschang, 25, and William H. Grady, 37. (Lester Linck/Post-Dispatch)
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