The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirms with KTTS News that a Miller County deputy was killed in a crash Friday evening.
Troopers say around 6 p.m. Friday evening Deputy Casey Shoemate was responding to a call on Route Y in Miller County.
The Miller County Sheriff's Office says Shoemate hit a car head-on when trying to pass a firetruck.
The 26-year-old deputy was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other car was airlifted to a hospital in Columbia.