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Off-duty firefighter dies following crash in Raleigh

Raleigh fatal crash involving off-duty firefighter.
Raleigh fatal crash involving off-duty firefighter.(WRAL)
Published: Jan. 4, 2021 at 9:03 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - An off-duty firefighter has died due to injuries he sustained when his car overturned during a car crash in North Carolina.

Raleigh Fire Lt. Herman Gregory Ellis was the sole occupant in his car during the multi-vehicle crash on Six Forks Road and I-540 in Raleigh around noon on Sunday. He was then taken to a hospital, where he died.

Raleigh Fire Lt. Herman Gregory Ellis
Raleigh Fire Lt. Herman Gregory Ellis(WRAL)

“Greg was a great union man through and through, an even better ‘old school’ fireman, dedicated father, and a great friend to many,” the Raleigh Fire Fighters Professional Association said Sunday in a Facebook post.

We regretfully report the passing of our brother, Lieutenant H.G. (Greg) Ellis this afternoon. He was the sole occupant...

Posted by Raleigh Professional Fire Fighters Association on Sunday, January 3, 2021

Ellis had been with the city’s fire department for more than a decade.

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