Firefighter faces dismissal over car crash video

AP News
Posted: Oct 28, 2010 6:10 PM
Firefighter faces dismissal over car crash video

Authorities say a firefighter is being dismissed after taking cell phone video footage of a woman killed in a SUV crash that the dead woman's parents later received.

Officials said Terrence Reid in Spalding County, central Georgia, was notified Thursday he was being fired.

Authorities said Reid took graphic footage of Dayna Kempson-Schacht, 23, from the SUV crash into trees July 17. Officials say the video was texted by a firefighter to others and eventually forwarded to the parents by an acquaintance.

The county said Reid was being fired for giving misleading or false statements to investigators and for conduct unbecoming of a public employee.

Reid's attorney, M. Michael Kendall, did not immediately return a phone message to The Associated Press.