Dakota Snavely, Firefighter

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While en route to a water rescue at Morrow Mountain State Park with confirmed persons in the water, Firefighter Snavely was involved in a motor vehicle crash with a commercial motor vehicle on Hwy 205. Snavely passed away from traumatic injuries sustained during the crash. The incident is under investigation by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Department information

East Side Fire Department
805 Laton Road
Albemarle, North Carolina 28001

Chief: Andy Efird

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 17
Rank: Firefighter
Incident date: June 10, 2018 18:00
Date of death: June 10, 2018
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Riding Personal Vehicle
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property