Ga. firefighter fired after sharing deadly crash video

Officials say firefighter displayed conduct unbecoming of a public employee

The Associated Press

ATLANTA — Authorities say a firefighter is being dismissed after shooting cell phone video footage of a woman killed in a SUV crash that the dead woman's parents later received.

Officials said firefighter Terrence Reid in Spalding County, central Georgia, was notified Thursday that he was being fired. He has 10 days to appeal.

Authorities said Reid used his personal phone to take footage showing horrific injuries suffered by 23-year-old Dayna Kempson-Schacht. She died July 17 when her car crashed into trees.

The county said Reid was being fired for giving misleading or false statements to investigators and for conduct unbecoming of a public employee.

Reid's attorney, M. Michael Kendall, did not immediately return a phone message to The Associated Press.

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