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Putnam County Fire Chief Dies From Injuries After ATV Accident

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WEBSTER SPRINGS -

A fire chief who was involved in an ATV accident Saturday night has died.

Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department Chief Shane Jividen died just after 6 p.m. Sunday night after sustaining injuries from a crash in Webster County.

Fellow firefighters said Jividen was riding on a multi-use vehicle when the crash happened.

He was attending a fundraiser for the Webster Springs Fire Department.

Hundreds of family, friends and community members gathered at the fire station for a candlelight vigil to remember the chief.

"Shane was a terrific guy. He would help anybody any time. He was a person you could depend on, a person you could call. He was a friend, he was like a brother. It's a major loss to this community, and to this fire department. It's a very major loss is all I can say," said David Turley, assistant fire chief.

Friends and family said Jividen loved being a fire fighter. He joined the station when he was just 16 years old.

The investigation into the exact cause of the accident is ongoing.