Video: Teen firefighter laid to rest

The firefighter died when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree


Nalina Shapiro
WIVB

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — The funeral for a teenage junior firefighter, killed last weekend in a car crash in Clarence, was held Saturday morning.

Dozens of fire trucks and firefighters escorted Alex Hemline's casket to the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church on Greiner Road. There was not a dry eye in the church as family and friends said their goodbyes to the fallen teenager.

Seventeen-year-old Hemline died after losing control of his Jeep and crashing into a tree along Kraus Road in Clarence. He worked with the Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company for about a year and a half.

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Clarence teen, firefighter laid to rest

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