STANLY COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Stanly County volunteer firefighter was killed in a wreck while in the line of duty Sunday evening.
According to the East Side Volunteer Fire Department, Dakota Snavely was killed in a wreck after leaving a friend's house near Oakboro. He was headed to Morrow Mountain State Park to respond to a water rescue, officials said.
Crews posted about the tragic incident Monday morning around 6 a.m. His death was confirmed Sunday evening.
Fire Chief William A. Efird released this statement Monday:
Snavely died one week before his 18th birthday.
"Firefighter Snavely served the department for three years and was a dedicated volunteer during his time with the fire department," Jackie Gilmore with the Charlotte Fire Department said.
There's no word on what caused the wreck.