Update: Funeral set for SLC firefighter/Life Flight paramedic killed in Duchesne County car crash

Tyson Mason, a 29-year-old SLC Firefighter/Paramedic died in a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, Jan. 22 on Highway 40 near Strawberry Reservoir. Mason was also an IHC/Life Flight paramedic. Photo: SLC Fire Department

LAYTON, Utah, Jan. 27, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Funeral services have been announced for Tyson L. Mason, firefighter/paramedic with Intermountain Life Flight and the Salt Lake City Fire Department, who was killed Sunday morning in a head-on collision in Duchesne County.

Mason, 29 and a Plain City resident, was driving toward Salt Lake City with a nurse as his passenger as they returned from several days of shifts at the Uinta Basin Medical Center, in Roosevelt. Mason died at the scene, and the nurse was left in serious condition.

Services will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Davis Conference Center at 1651 N. 700 West in Layton.

Public visitation is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, and funeral services will begin at 2 p.m.

Mason had been working with Intermountain Life Flight for two-and-a-half years.

The Salt Lake City Fire Department released a statement Sunday night announcing Mason’s death.

“It’s with a heavy heart that we share this news,” Fire Chief Karl Lieb said. “Tyson was a young, professional firefighter and a talented paramedic. He was a devoted husband, who just became a father for the first time, only one week ago. He was respected by his brothers and sisters in the fire service and will be sorely missed.”


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