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Funeral set for Del. teen firefighter killed in crash

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Funeral arrangements are in place for a teenage firefighter killed in the line of duty in Delaware.

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WDEL-AM reports that a viewing for 17-year-old Justin Townsend of Dagsboro will be held Friday, October 5th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department.

A funeral is planned for Saturday, October 6th from 11:00-1:00 p.m. in the Indian River High School auditorium.

Townsend was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon north of Selbyville. At the time of his death he was responding to the fire station for an alarm.

Investigators say Townsend was a passenger in a pickup truck and that the truck spun on a curve, struck a pole and overturned. Townsend was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is the first volunteer firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department's 69-year history.

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Information from: WDEL-AM

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