Name released of firefighter killed in Craven County accident

Published: Jun. 11, 2021 at 10:33 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 12:58 PM EDT
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JAMES CITY, N.C. (WITN) - The Highway Patrol has identified a firefighter who was killed in an accident Thursday afternoon in Craven County.

Authorities say Ralph Deblasi, 62, was on his way to a call in his own vehicle when the accident happened shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Brices Creek Road.

Troopers say Deblasi’s vehicle went off the road in a curve when it was raining. They are still investigating the crash.

The man was a member of the Township 7 Fire Department.

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