SIMPSON COUNTY, MS. (THECOUNT) — Officials have identified Mississippi man, Dustin Grubbs, as the Magee Firefighter killed in a crash while responding to a call Saturday.
Grubbs, 34, was killed in a crash while responding to a call Saturday.
Fire officials say Grubbs was on-duty and responding to a call when he was involved in a fatal crash.
Details of the crash were not provided.
In Magee, there is a growing memorial as friends, family and colleagues bring flowers and cards to remember the life of the beloved firefighter. “This is hard,” said Fire Chief Lane Steele. Chief Steele fought back tears as he talked about losing Grubbs. He says the 34-year-old had a passion for serving the community. “He joined the department two years ago and he immediately got himself involved,” said Steele. “He liked to have fun, but when it was time to be serious and work hard, he did that.” source
Officials say Grubbs was on his way to respond to a structure fire when his vehicle left the road and overturned.
Grubbs leaves behind a wife and four children.
Visitation for Grubbs will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at Tutor Funeral Home. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist of Magee. A candlelight vigil will also be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Magee Fire Department.
Magee is a city in Simpson County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Jackson metropolitan area, according to Wikipedia.