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W.Va. EMT killed in truck crash hailed a hero

Nathan Allen Smith was an EMT, volunteer firefighter and a veteran who served in Afghanistan; hundreds paid their respects as he was laid to rest


ELKVIEW, W.Va. — A volunteer firefighter in our region was killed tragically after he crashed his truck into a home in Elkview on Saturday.  On Wednesday, he was laid to rest.

Chad Shafer, a fellow firefighter at the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department and close friend said, "Nathan was like me, not one for big crowds.  I think he'd make an exception for this."

Hundreds gathered together for a man who changed the lives of everyone he knew, Nathan Allan Smith.  He was an EMT, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, a first responder.  These are just a few of the reasons why so many hailed him as a hero.

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