North Carolina Firefighter Killed While Responding to Accident

Additional units from the department responded to the scene and extricated their fellow firefighter from the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care.

Craven County firefighter killed in crash while responding to earlier motor vehicle accident

FirefighterNation Staff

CRAVEN COUNTY, North Carolina – North Carolina firefighters and EMS personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving one of their own on Thursday.

WITN and WRAL reported that a firefighter from Craven County Emergency Services, Township 7, was killed in a crash while responding to an earlier accident.

Township 7 Assistant Fire Chief Travis Blalock told WITN, “While responding to a motor vehicle accident on US Hwy 70 at approximately 1345, the department was made aware of a separate motor vehicle accident in the 2200 block of Brices Creek Rd that involved one of the department’s firefighters. Additional units from the department responded to the scene and extricated their fellow firefighter from the vehicle and assisted EMS with patient care. Unfortunately, the firefighter involved the accident passed away from his injuries.”

Assistant Chief Blalock went on to say that no additional information will be released out out of respect for the family until they have received the family’s permission.

The accident is under the investigation of the North Carolina State highway Patrol.

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