ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Firefighters from around the region are mourning the loss of one of their own.

Kevin Bacon of the West County Fire Department and EMS was killed in an off-duty motorcycle accident.

St. Louis police say the 37-year-old from Waterloo, Illinois, died when his bike crashed into a median at Broadway and Utah early Saturday.

West County Firefighters announced the death on their Twitter site.

Monarch Firefighters wrote on theirs, “Some people look up to firefighters. Firefighters look up to guys like Kevin Bacon. #truehero ”

Just last year-Bacon saved the life of a driver trapped underneath an SUV when he lifted the 3,000 pound vehicle off him. He received an award from the Greater St Louis Fire Chiefs Association for his effort.

Funeral services are pending.

St Louis Police say Bacon was traveling at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into the median. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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