UPDATE 1:04 p.m. — According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the crash happened around 12:45 a.m. on Business Route 60 south of U.S. 60 in Mansfield.

Officer Michael S. Bryson, 39, and Firefighter Justin L. Sanders, 31, were parked on the side of the road when another driver crossed the center line in a pickup truck and ran off the side of the road, hitting Bryson’s vehicle.

Sanders was in the passenger seat and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Wright County coroner. Bryson was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The crash report states the 21-year-old driver of the pickup truck chose to seek his own medical treatment and only had minor injuries. He was arrested on pending charges of driving while intoxicated – death of another person, first-degree assault, careless and imprudent driving and no seat belt.

MANSFIELD, Mo. — A Mansfield firefighter is dead after a crash early Saturday morning.

According to a Facebook post from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, Mansfield Police Officer Bryson’s car was hit by an alleged drunk driver on April 1.

A Mansfield firefighter was in the car with Bryson and was killed in the accident.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the firefighter who died and says the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

KOLR10 will update this story as more information becomes available.