Firefighter killed in Craven County crash ::

A Craven County firefighter was killed while responding to a call on Thursday.

Township 7 Assistant Fire Chief Travis Blalock told WITN that firefighters were responding to a crash on U.S. Highway 70 when they received a call about a separate crash on Brices Creek involving one of the department’s firefighters.

Blalock said the firefighter involved in the crash had to be extricated from the vehicle.

“Ultimately, the firefighter involved in the accident passed away from his injuries,” said Blalock.

He aded that out of respect for the firefighter’s family, he would not be releasing information about the firefighter’s identity until receiving permission for the family.

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