Community honors Ohio firefighter-EMT who died helping crash victims

Firefighter-EMT Brett Wilson, 23, was killed after coming in contact with downed power lines while on scene


By Hannah Drown
Advance Ohio Media

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — Brett Wilson, a Columbia Twp. firefighter, was off duty when he heard a nearby crash. But that didn’t stop him from rushing to the scene to help the victims. The heroic act cost him his life.

The crash occurred Oct. 27 on Sprague Road, west of Ohio 252, when a car driven by a 31-year-old Columbia Station man went off the right side of the road, crashing into a utility pole and bringing down power lines.

Brett Wilson was off duty when he heard a nearby crash and ran to help. (Photo/Columbia Township Fire Department Facebook)
Brett Wilson was off duty when he heard a nearby crash and ran to help. (Photo/Columbia Township Fire Department Facebook)

His 27-year-old passenger, Brent Reizler, and 23-year-old Wilson were both killed after coming in contact with the lines.

Wilson’s funeral will take place Saturday at Chambers Funeral Home in North Olmsted at approximately 10:30 a.m. with a procession to Royalton Road Cemetery in Columbia Station immediately following.

Facebook post by the Columbia Twp Fire Department encouraged the public to stand along the procession route to pay their respects.

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Funeral procession for Columbia Township firefighter Brett Wilson, who died Sunday helping crash victims. Hannah Drown shares scene. Leave your thoughts, messages in the comments.

Posted by cleveland.com on Saturday, November 2, 2019
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