Firefighter Down: David Hunsinger, Jr.
April 12, 2011
Name: David Hunsinger, Jr.
Rank: Firefighter Age: 24
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: http://www.tarheelfire.com
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.”