UPDATE: Woman dies after falling from fire engine during honor ride

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UPDATE (9/10/19 3:45PM) — New details have emerged involving a woman who died after falling from a fire engine Monday.

Short Creek Joint Fire District officials say that 64-year-old, Marguerite E. Appel, was a member of the department’s late Assistant Fire Chief, Jim Horton.

Following the funeral service, the family of the late Chief Horton requested a honor ride on one of the fire engines.

While on board, Appel fell out of the truck and later died due to her injuries.

Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the incident.


ADENA, Ohio (WTRF) — Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a passenger on the Short Creek Fire Engine.

Marguerite E. Appel, 64, of Edgerton died around 12:20 p.m. Monday after falling from the vehicle when a door opened.

The fire engine was traveling southbound on County Route 6 in Jefferson County at the time of the incident.

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