A volunteer main fire fighter in Tennessee was killed in an auto accident over the weekend along with his own 9-month-old daughter.
New Hope Volunteer Fire Chief Cody Fox and his daughter Ariana were killed and eight others in a gigantic, 15-plus-vehicle car wreck on Interstate Highway 65; two of those that died were children.
As stated by the Chattanoogan, the incident occurred in Butler County Alabama following one vehicle began to hydroplane. Ultimately, two semis were included in the horrific and fiery pileup late Saturday afternoon. Fox’s vehicle, a tiny SUV, reportedly overturned. The deceased leader’s fiancee Hayle Anderson was injured and reportedly rushed to an intensive care unit in a nearby hospital.
While a volunteer in New Hope,” Fox was employed as a member of the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Marion County, Tenn..
Accolades, memorials and affectionate remembrances of the fallen firefighter began pouring in nearly as soon as word got out.
“He’s loved by many and is this a good father,” Fox’s brother Blake Fox told local CBS affiliate WDEF. “He had a drive unlike anybody else in regards to establishing the family business along with my daddy. He was always prepared to assist anyone out.
“Cody Fox was the best friend, the best man, the ideal father,” his friend Tyler Payne composed in a Facebook post. “He had the most sweetest and most adorable daughter. Cody was my brother. I can not believe that happened. My god rest your soul Cody and Ariana.”
“I am at a loss for words,” EMA Director Steve Lamb said Monday. “He was a handsome young man with a bright future”
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Lamb elaborated on the time he invested Fox in a Social Networking article on Sunday:
Words can’t express the despair I have felt as I got the call yesterday afternoon informing me of the passing of Cody and his daughter in an automobile accident in southern Alabama. Cody was an essential portion of the EMA personnel in Marion County, always prepared, always willing to serve. His upbeat attitude, his willingness to understand, and with no doubt the politest young man I have ever understood, will be profoundly missed.
I offer my deepest insecurities for his or her parents and loved ones. He had been a committed responder, a good son, a good brother, a good father and a good friend.
I’m going to miss him horribly.
Institutions who understood the man also contributed their own memories of his own life and the effect of his or her loss.
“Our staff and faculty have deep hearts now as we mourn the loss of our alumni,” Richard Hardy Memorial School, in which Fox graduated in a few years ago, published on Facebook. “Cody Fox, a part of this Class of 2011, and his 9 month old girl was murdered in an collision yesterday coming from a holiday trip. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to his loved ones.”
“His fiancee Hayle is now in ICU. Please keep all those folks in your thoughts and prayers.”
Fox also worked because the plant functioning manager at Tennessee Rub Factory. He was declared dead at the scene. His daughter died at a hospital in Greenville, Ala..
In addition to the passing of Cody and his infant daughter, eight women aged four 17 were killed after the bus they were in caught fire amidst the cascading wreckage-even as rescue crews tried to eliminate them in the deadly danger on the street.
Many of the women who died attended the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch-a home for abused and neglected children-which is operated by the Alabama Sheriffs Association.
Two of the deceased were the daughters of living ranch manager Candice Gulley; another two were all guests.
Ranch CEO Michael Smith told the Associated Press the women were heading back home after a week at the beach in Gulf Shores.
“That is the worst tragedy I’ve been part of in my entire life,” he explained.
The CEO returned back to the ranch to inform the other citizens regarding the incident that were in another bus which was not conscious of the crash.
“Words can’t explain what I observed,” Smith continued. “We love those women like they’re our very own children.”
Authorities believe the streets were slick that day because of residual rains from tropical storm Claudette.
A GoFundMe campaign started for its Tallapoosa Co..
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