FL First Responder Killed Sunday While Tending To Suspected Drunk Driver Involved In Riverview Crash

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RIVERVIEW, FL. (THECOUNT) — Wesley Weysham Jr., has been identified as the firefighter and paramedic from Sarasota County, killed Sunday morning while assisting a crash victim he happened upon while traveling on Interstate 75 in Riverview, Florida Sunday morning.

Weysham was operating a vehicle when he pulled over after observing a crash scene on Interstate 75, in River View, Florida, on Sunday after 4:30 a.m.

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Weysham extracted a male victim out of his crashed truck and over to the shoulder to attend to his injuries when a 31-year-old Ruskin woman operating a vehicle failed to notice the crash scene and plowed into the disabled vehicle.

The impact caused the truck to rotate and crash into Weysham, killing him instantly, before both vehicles came to a rest on I-75.

Troopers suspect the injured driver was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He was not identified.

Charges are pending in the crash, 11Alive reported Sunday.

Weysham retired from firefighting in 2017, according to Sarasota County Fire Rescue.

Geo quick facts: Riverview is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is located south of Brandon. The population was 71,050 in the 2010 census, up from 12,035 in the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

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