A volunteer firefighter in New Jersey was killed in a automotive crash whereas she was on her manner to assist others on Christmas Day, officers stated.
Natalie N. Dempsey, 21, was driving her black 2001 Honda Accord in Hamilton Township about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday when she misplaced management of the automobile and crashed right into a guardrail, cops stated.
Dempsey, who was the one particular person within the automotive on the time, was pronounced useless on the scene.
Mizpah Volunteer Fireplace Firm introduced Dempsey’s loss of life on Fb and stated the 21-year-old was the vp of the South Jersey volunteer hearth squad.
“Presently the Mizpah Fireplace Firm has to announce the passing of Firefighter/Vice President Natalie Dempsey. Please hold her household in your prayers. We are going to hold you all up to date on any funeral preparations. This can be a funeral with full honors as a result of it being a line of responsibility passing,” the corporate stated within the publish.
Chief Jay Davenport informed NJ.com he and some different volunteer firefighters responded to the hearth name and have been heading again to the station after they stopped to assist officers on the scene of the automotive crash. Davenport stated it “smashed” his coronary heart when he realized it was Dempsey who was killed within the wreck.
“She was one of the crucial beautiful-souled folks you could possibly think about,” he informed NJ.com “The world was lollypops and rainbows for that lady. Her smile can mild up the room.”
Dempsey aspired to be a police officer and lately handed her Firefighter 1 certification. She had been a volunteer firefighter for the previous three years.