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Update: NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Firefighter Killed in Crash

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Justin Lewis (Photo: Facebook) Justin Lewis (Photo: Facebook)

STOCKTON, Md.-  A Snow Hill man killed in a Thursday morning crash near Stockton, Maryland, was a firefighter at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Accomack County, according to a spokesperson for the facility. 

According to Maryland State Police, the crash happened around 3 a.m. on northbound Route 12 near Pike Lane. State Police said 26-year-old Justin Lewis was killed when his car ran off Route 12, hit a tree, and overturned.

Troopers said Lewis, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear what factors contributed to the crash, which remains under investigation.

According to Lewis' facebook profile, he started working at Wallops Flight Facility in February 2013. He was also a graduate of Snow Hill Senior High School.

This is the second death of a Wallops employee in just one week. 

On Sunday, the body of a NASA research scientist who worked at Wallops was found behind the Food Lion store on Route 13 in Princess Anne. Keith Koehler, a spokesman for the NASA facility in Wallops Island, says 48-year-old Tiffany Moisan was a scientist studying oceans and phytoplankton. Police said there were no signs of foul play found on her body, but autopsy results are still pending.

After hearing the news of losing its second employee this week, Koehler released a statement for the facility saying, "The Wallops Flight Facility is saddened on the recent loss of Tiffany and Justin. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of these dedicated employees."

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