The driver of an ambulance involved in a wreck that claimed the life of a civilian has been charged with reckless driving.
Justin Kidd, 25, did not have the ambulance's lights and siren activated when it collided with a truck in an intersection, according to WSLS.
The wreck claimed the life of Dean Anders, 69, a former firefighter in Lychburg, the station reported.
Kidd is a paid first responder for Campbell County’s emergency services.
Those who knew and worked with Anders called him a friend and mentor.
Master Firefighter Jack Williams, of the Lynchburg Fire Department, told reporters he worked directly under Anders for three of his years at the department
Anders served as a Lynchburg Fire Department commander before retiring in 1991.
“He had a passion for the job, and he also had a lot of love and passion for the men that worked with him,” Williams said.
Anders often reached out to younger firefighters at the department, he said, showing them the ropes, the station reported.