Claud G. Messer, Captain

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While operating a fire department vehicle, Captain Claud Messer was involved in a vehicle accident on Jonathan Creek Road (Highway 276 North) as he responded to another emergency traffic accident call. Messer passed away as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

Incident Location: Jonathan Creek Road (Highway 276 N), Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Department information

Jonathan Creek Fire and Rescue
87 Joe Carver Road
Waynesville, North Carolina 28785

Chief: Bob Messer

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

Age: 74
Rank: Captain
Classification: Part-Time (Paid)
Incident date: September 20, 2019 06:00
Date of death: September 20, 2019
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft
Nature of death: Trauma
Activity type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: Responding
Fixed property use: Street/Road