Former firefighter dies after rollover crash in Claiborne County

Tazewell Fire Department officials said the man who died was a member of multiple departments.
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 12:52 PM EDT
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CLAIBORNE CO., Tenn. (WVLT) - A former firefighter died after a rollover crash on Friday, according to the Tazewell Fire Department.

At around 11:30 a.m., North Claiborne Fire Department and Harrogate Fire Department were sent to a crash with a car on its top and a possible entrapment. TFD was requested as a mutual aid department.

When TFD crews arrived, HFD firefighters had just arrived and found multiple people in the car.

Anthony Collins and three children, one 2-year-old and two 3-year-olds, were inside the car. Collins died from his injuries.

Tennessee Highway Patrol officials are investigating. TFD officials said crews that were on the scene waited until THP troopers arrived so they could complete the investigation.

After around 40 minutes, Collins was removed from the car.

TFD officials said Collins was a member of multiple departments in the county and took a leave of absence.

“We ask if you know the name, don’t post it here or pictures of the accident,” officials said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.”

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