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Ga. firefighter's video of fatal crash victim upsets family

A firefighter took the video on his personal cell phone and shared it with other firefighters; it eventually spread to the victim's father


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The Associated Press

GRIFFIN, Ga. — A Georgia county is looking into whether any rules were violated after a firefighter took graphic cell phone video of a fatal crash that was shared with other firefighters, patrons at a bar and was later received by the father of the woman who died.

Jeff Kempson tells Atlanta station WAGA-TV he doesn't understand why a firefighter would have taken the video of his daughter, 23-year-old Dayna Kempson-Schacht.

She died July 17 when her car crashed into trees.

The Spalding County Sheriff's office says a firefighter took the video on his personal cell phone and shared it with other firefighters.

An unknown firefighter later took the video to a bar and texted it to other patrons.

From there, the video spread.

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