Firefighter Winer was involved in a motor vehicle collision on October 20th, 2015, while riding in department's Ford F150 returning from picking up equipment. Another vehicle pulled out directly in front of the department's truck. Winer sustained serious fractures to both feet as a result of the collision which totaled the department's truck. As a result of the injuries he sustained, Firefighter Winer's right leg was amputated just below the knee on December 3rd, 2015. Firefighter Winer was in the rehabilitation center at CarolinaEast Medical Center when he succumbed to his injuries on December, 15th.
Incident Location: Vicinity of US HWY 70 East and Wyse Fork RD (U.S. National Grid: 18S TD 7154 9997)
No. 7 Township Fire Rescue
1705 Old Cherry Point Road
U.S. National Grid: 18S UD 1551 8293
New Bern, North Carolina 28562
Chief: Travis L. Blalock
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.