Volunteer Firefighter Killed in Accomack County Crash
The crash involved a fire truck belonging to the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company. (Photo: WBOC)
BLOXOM, Va.- Virginia State Police say a volunteer firefighter for the Bloxom Volunter Fire Company died Monday in a single-vehicle crash involving a fire truck.
Police said the crash occurred at around 11:31 a.m. on the 27000 block of Nelsonia Road, which is located between Route 13 and the town of Bloxom.
Investigators said the driver of a Bloxom VFC fire truck, 44-year-old James Richard Lambirth of Mears, Va., lost control of the vehicle while in a curve, ran off the road, struck several trees and overturned, ejecting the passenger, 30-year-old David Raymond Chew Jr. of Parksley, Va.
According to police, Chew was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the accident and died on impact.
The driver, Lambirth, was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md., where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities said charges are pending in the crash with the review of the case file by the Commonwealth Attorney.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:19:20 GMT
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