ENC Firefighter Tragically Killed in an Accident on Old Highway 64 in Jamesville, North Carolina
According to an online accident news report published on wcti12.com, a 19-year-old firefighter with the Jamesville Community Volunteer Fire Department tragically lost his life in a motor vehicle accident.*
The 19-year-old eastern North Carolina firefighter was tragically killed in an accident that occurred on Old Highway 64 close to the Strawberry Lane intersection in Jamesville, North Carolina. The collision late last Friday morning, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Lucido.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, North Carolina State Highway troopers responded to the serious crash off of Old Highway 64 just after 6:00 in the morning. The accident scene investigators believe that the and determined the 19-year-old firefighter was driving along Old Highway 64 and he somehow crossed the center lane, then his car ran off the road striking a railroad track, and then his car hit a guardrail.
According to Michael Pierce, the Jamesville Community Volunteer Fire Department Chief, the 19-year-old firefighter was from Dardens, North Carolina and the young man was killed during the collision. Fire Chief Michael Pierce also stated that the victim was a "firefighter's firefighter" who was a kind soul and that the young man was always ready and eager to jump in and help. The Fire Chief also stated that the victim was always eager and open to learning more about firefighting and he enjoyed the hands on training. The young man also was an important part of the department's Turkey Shoot fundraiser. The Fire Chief finished his statement by saying the young man would be greatly missed.
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