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Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.

Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.


April 12, 2011

Name: David Hunsinger, Jr.

Rank: Firefighter Age: 24

Gender: Male

Status: Volunteer

Years of Service: 7+

Date of Incident: 04/07/2011

Time of Incident: 1745hrs

Date of Death: 04/07/2011

Fire Department: Tar Heel Rural Volunteer Fire Department

Address: 269 Tar Heel Ferry RD, PO Box 189, Tar Heel, NC 28392

Fire Department Chief: David Hunsinger, Sr. Fire Department POC: Assistant Chief Robert O’Briant, II

Fire Department Website:

Incident Description: Firefighter Hunsinger, while responding to a brush fire call in his personal vehicle, was involved in a collision and passed away from injuries sustained from the accident.

Editor update: WWAY3 News Channel is reporting that Firefighter Hunsinger was speeding (65mph in a 55mpg zone) on his way to a brush fire call when the incident occurred. They reported, “One investigator told an area newspaper it appeared Hunsinger was distracted by something when he swerved onto the shoulder, then over-corrected, which put him into oncoming traffic.”