Md. chief killed in off-duty vehicle crash

"Completely broken heart": Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company Capt. Mike Reid announced the death of his son Chief Zachary P. Reid


Cumberland Times-News

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The chief of Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Company was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Route 40.

Maryland State Police said Zachary P. Reid, 32, died following the 6:37 a.m. crash near Rockdale Road.

Reid was driving a 2013 Ford F650 rollback east when he went off the roadway for an unknown reason and hit a utility pole, police said.

Troopers found Reid unconscious. He was taken to Meritus Medical Center and pronounced dead at 7:16 a.m.

Reid's father and fellow firefighter Capt. Mike Reid announced his son's death on the fire company's Facebook page.

"This is the hardest notification I've ever had to make! It is with a completely broken heart that I announce the death of my son Fire Chief Zachary Reid who died this morning from injuries suffered in a traffic accident."

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