Fallen teen firefighter laid to rest in Delaware
DAGSBORO, Del. - October 7, 2012 (WPVI) -- A junior firefighter from Dagsboro who was killed in the line of duty has been laid to rest.
WDEL Radio reports 17-year-old Justin Townsend's funeral was held Saturday at Indian River High School.
Townsend was a junior firefighter with the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department. He was killed in a crash in September 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.
Information from: WDEL-AM
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