Update: Community preparing to honor Crossville firefighter killed in interstate accident

  • Source: WAAY-TV ABC 31 Huntsville
  • Published: 09/10/2019 05:34 PM

A DeKalb County family is preparing to bury a hero who was killed in a terrifying interstate accident. Kole Richards was a Crossville firefighter. He died Friday when a truck hit him on the side of I-59 as he changed a tire. On Wednesday at about 3:15 p.m., firetrucks, wreckers and 18-wheelers will head down the street in Crossville as part of a processional following the 2 p.m. funeral. Of the nearly 30 fire departments in DeKalb County, every single one has reached out to Crossville to participate in Wednesday's processional for Richard's funeral. "I'm sure, just knowing Kole and everyone who knew him, it's going to be large," said Eric Rolph. The Crossville fire chief said they've had to limit fire departments to just one fire truck, because they've gotten so much support, but it's not just fire departments getting involved.


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