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    18-Year-Old N.C. Medic Dies Responding to Call

    18-Year-Old N.C. Medic Dies Responding to Call

    SHANI BLOUNT
    Courtesy WRAL-TV


    CLINTON, N.C. -- A medic with a Sampson County volunteer fire department was killed in a wreck while responding to a fire call Thursday night.

    Bridgett Autry, a member of the Herring Volunteer Fire Department, died Thursday when she was involved in an auto accident.

    Bridgett Autry, 18, a two-year member of the Herring Volunteer Fire department, died in the single-vehicle wreck.

    The Highway Patrol said speed will likely be ruled as the cause of the crash.

    Officials said the wreck happened on Rabbit Street, just east of State Road 1335, nine miles north of Clinton.

    Officials said two minutes after leaving the fire station, Autry lost control of her 1993 Chevrolet Blazer. They said she drove left of the center line and hit a ditch, struck a barn and flipped the vehicle several times in a field before being ejected from the vehicle.

    Autry was reportedly driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. Her co-workers said Autry was never reckless and that her main goal was to help others.

    "Her main goal in life was to help everybody in this community," said Capt. Ronald Ellis of the Herring Volunteer Fire Department. "Her medical field showed that she was interested in helping others."

    Autry, who was also a student at Midway High School, was pronounced dead at Sampson County Regional Medical Center in Clinton.

    Chief Shannon Naylor said Autry served as a role model for others.

    "She will be greatly missed. She was one of the most dedicated people we had in the department. Words cannot even describe how we feel right now," he said.


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    Autry, Bridgett Nicole

    Age: 18
    Rank: Firefighter/EMT
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 06/13/2002
    Incident Time: 21:30
    Death Date: 06/13/2002

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Driving/Operating Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Herring Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
    2021 Rabbit Street
    Clinton, North Carolina 28328
    Chief: Shannon Wayne Naylor

    Initial Summary:
    Firefigher Autry died from traumatic injuries sustained after being involved in a motor vehicle crash while responding to a fire alarm. Ms. Aurty was thrown from the vehicle and was later pronounced dead at Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton.


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