Raleigh Fire Captain Dies In Wreck; Daughter Injured

Officials say a Raleigh fire captain is dead after a traffic accident in which his daughter was seriously injured.

Raleigh Fire Marshal Rusty Styons said Jonathan Scott Nipper, a captain with Fire Station One in downtown Raleigh, was killed in an accident near Oxford around noon Wednesday. No additional details were available. Oxford is 40 miles north of Raleigh.

Fire Division Chief Peter Brock said 10-year-old Gracie Nipper is in stable condition at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Brock said she suffered multiple fractures and was undergoing surgery Wednesday night.

Nipper is the second fire department commander killed in a traffic accident in as many years. In December 2009, veteran Harry P. "Flip" Kissinger died after suffering head trauma following an accident in north Raleigh.

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  • by Firefighter Location: Greenville on Dec 22, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    RIP Brother prayer s are with you and your family! PTB-EGH
  • by Anonymous Location: Kinston on Dec 22, 2011 at 04:58 PM
    Our thoughts and Prayer are with your family.
  • by me Location: bayboro,n.c. on Dec 22, 2011 at 07:44 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with this family.
  • by fire dept on Dec 22, 2011 at 06:46 AM
    Rest In Peace Brother and May God Be With Your Family and Raleigh FD
  • by firefighter on Dec 22, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    Rest in peace brother and prayers sent for RFD and his family
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      by Volunteer FF on Dec 22, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to firefighter
      Rest easy Brother, your work is finished, now relax. Prayers to family and RFD!

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