LODD: NC firefighter dies responding to EMS call

Joshua Woods, 24, was responding to a cardiac arrest call; he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree

Duty Death: Joshua Woods - [Siler City, North Carolina]


SILER CITY, N.C. — A 24-year-old firefighter died Tuesday morning while responding to an EMS call.

Firefighter Close Calls reported that firefighter Joshua Woods, with the Siler City Fire Department, was responding to a cardiac arrest call when he lost control of his personal vehicle. He veered off the road, striking a tree. He succumbed to his injuries in the crash.

Woods was wearing a seatbelt, airbags deployed and no alcohol was involved. Troopers said it appears he was speeding, according to ABC11.com.

He leaves behind two children and his wife who is expecting.

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  2. Volunteer
  3. Line of duty death
  4. Vehicle crash
  5. Fatal incident

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