Virginia Volunteer Firefighter Dies in Crash Responding to Call

Twenty-five-year-old Josh Smith, a volunteer firefighter for the La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department, died in a single-car accident on Rocky Branch Road as he was responding to a fire call Saturday afternoon, reports CBS 6.

“Since day one, he was a dedicated volunteer,” said La Crosse Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Clark.

Official said Smith, who grew up in the area, was liked and well-known in the community.
“The department is getting support from others, which they appreciate in these trying times,” Clark said.

Smith is the second La Crosse firefighter to die in the line of duty.

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