Moore County Volunteer Firefighter Loses Life In Accident

Sara Stonesifer

A volunteer firefighter lost her life following a single vehicle accident southwest of Raleigh.

Affiliate WNCN reports that PineHill Volunteer Firefighter Sara Stonsifer died after an accident in Moore County based Aberdeen on Stubby Oaks Road just before 7 p.m. Friday.

Stonesifer was returning to the fire station to meet other local volunteer firefighters for dinner when the accident occurred.

The Highway Patrol said that speed and alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors to the crash. Stonesifer died when she was ejected from her Chevrolet Blazer as it flipped during the crash.

The accident occurred less than a mile from Stonesifer's home.

Matt Smith, Stonesifer's boyfriend, was first on the scene of the accident. Smith is also a volunteer firefighter with the PineHill FD.

Stonesifer started as a volunteer firefighter two months ago.