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Oklahoma City firefighters mourn loss of firefighter killed in Sunday wreck

An Oklahoma City firefighter died in a crash Sunday. Josh Kidd, 31, died after leaving Station 30 on S Lake Hefner Drive Sunday. He was on his way home after working his shift.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm •  Published: February 10, 2014
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Firefighters are mourning the loss of a firefighter who died in a traffic accident Sunday, said Oklahoma City fire Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland.

Josh Kidd, 31, died after leaving Station 30 on S Lake Hefner Drive Sunday. He was on his way home after working his shift, Stanaland said.

Shortly before 7 a.m., Kidd, of Moore, was driving a pickup east on Interstate 240 west of S Pennsylvania Avenue, troopers said.

The pickup went out of control and rolled over, troopers said.

Kidd, who was not wearing a seat belt, died at the scene, troopers said.

Josh Kidd began his career on Nov. 2, 2007. Kidd was promoted to the rank of corporal on Nov. 2, 2010, and was an excellent firefighter, well-respected and loved by his firefighter peers and supervisors, Stanaland said.

Kidd battled Parkinson's disease over the past few years.

Fire Chief G. Keith Bryant said, “Josh was truly an inspiration to us as he struggled with his illness but refused to let it keep him from his work as a member of our department.”

Kidd is survived by his fiancee Jessica, his young son Miles, and his firefighter brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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