DeKalb firefighter killed in crash with tractor-trailer

DeKalb firefighter killed in crash with tractor-trailer

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DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department
Brandon "BC" Davis
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  • Senior firefighter Brandon ‘BC’ Davis died after a crash in Meriwether County.
  • He worked for the fire department in that county, too.
  • Davis’ funeral is scheduled for Thursday afternoon.

A DeKalb County firefighter died after a head-on crash with a tractor-trailer in Meriwether County, authorities said.

“It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brandon "BC" Davis of fire station 22B,” DeKalb County Fire Rescue said in an Instagram post.

Davis was killed trying to negotiate a curve on Ga. 41 south, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Davis was in a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport when he traveled across the double yellow line and into the northbound lanes, striking the tractor-trailer, according to the GSP report.

His car overturned, traveled about 55 feet onto the west shoulder and went down an embankment.

According to the Instagram post, Davis worked for the fire department in Meriwether, too.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Brandon "BC" Davis of Fire Station 22B. The Fire Chief's Office was notified that he succumbed to injuries sustained in a fatal vehicle accident Friday morning in Meriwether County. SFF Brandon "BC" Davis also worked at Meriwether County Fire Rescue full time. He was revered by everyone as a good natured soul who never seemed to have a bad day. We will share additional information as it becomes available. As we mourn our loss of our brother, we ask you to please keep the Davis Family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. DCFR Public Affairs @itsindekalbga @dcfrexplorers @dekalb_pd @dekalbcountyema @11alive @cbs46 @wsbtv @wsbradio @fox5atlanta @ocgnews @crnews_dekalb @brookhavengagov @cityofdecaturfireandrescue @brookhavengagov @chamblee.ga @doravillega @cityoftucker @cityofclarkstonga @stonemountainpark @stonemountain.ga @lithoniacity @cityofstonecrest @decaturish @cityofdecaturga @cityofdunwoodyga

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“As we mourn our loss of our brother,” DeKalb fire said in the post, “we ask you to please keep the Davis family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home, 208 Johnson St., Hogansville. Davis’ funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Luthersville United Methodist Church, 60 East Oak St., Luthersville.

In other news:

Three Meadowcreek High School students were killed in a crash in Gwinnett County.

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