One Firefighter Killed, One Injured in Tanker Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY, NC – According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the firefighter killed Tuesday afternoon has been identified as John Derek Gupton.

Kyle Horton is the firefighter that was injured. He was treated and released.

Arrangements are pending.


FRANKLIN COUNTY – A firefighter was killed and another was injured Tuesday afternoon after the fire truck they were in overturned in Franklin County.

Franklin County Sheriff Jerry Jones said the tanker truck was headed to a call in Louisburg’s Lake Royale community around 5 p.m. when it overturned on nearby Sykes Road and hit a culvert.

The driver died, and the passenger was being treated at a local hospital, Jones said.

Their names have not been released, and further details weren’t immediately available Tuesday night.

olved was from the Justice Fire Department.

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