06/14/08 75 W, 1 I - + 15 - 10 Onlsow Firefighter, Deputy Killed While Directing Traffiic

Details from the Jacksonville Daily News. Both were directing traffic on US 17 south of Verona at 5:30 a.m., when struck by a tractor-trailer rig. Another deputy was severely injured. Deputies and firefighters were directing traffic due to low visibility conditions, due to fog and smoke from a controlled burn. Vernona Fire Department Asst. Chief Gene Thomas and Onslow County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Boehm died in the crash. 

WRAL has more details on the deaths of Vernona firefighter Gene Thomas and Onslow Deputy Steve Boehm, http://wral.com/news/local/story/3044969..
Legeros - 06/14/08 - 16:26

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