Va. Firefighter Killed in Crash Responding in POV

A Virginia firefighter was killed Saturday afternoon while responding to a call in his personal vehicle.

Josh Smith, 25, was a member of the La Crosse Vol. Fire Department, according to reports.

“Since day one, he was a dedicated volunteer, ” La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Clark told a reporter. 

Officials said Smith, who grew up in the area, was liked and well-known in the community.

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“The department is getting support from others, which they appreciate in these trying times,” Clark said.

Smith is the second La Crosse firefighter to die in the line of duty.

Firehouse.com will have more when it becomes available.

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