Michael Gene Goodnight, Firefighter

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While responding to a reported traffic incident, Firefighter Goodnight was involved in a two motor vehicle accident and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other adult civilians in the second vehicle involved in the accident had to be extricated from their vehicle and were airlifted to a hospital. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

Department information

West Liberty Fire Department
135 St. Matthews Church Road
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146

Chief: Darrin Trexler

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

Age: 55
Rank: Firefighter
Classification: Volunteer
Incident date: July 4, 2018 13:29
Date of death: July 4, 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: Street/Road