A volunteer firefighter in New Jersey was killed in a car crash while she was on her way to help others on Christmas Day, officials said. Natalie N. Dempsey, 21, was driving in Hamilton Township about 6:20 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a guardrail, cops said.
Dempsey, who was the only person in the car at the time, was pronounced dead at the scene. Chief Jay Davenport told NJ.com he and a few other volunteer firefighters responded to the fire call and were heading back to the station when they stopped to help officers at the scene of the car crash.
Dempsey aspired to be a police officer and recently passed her Firefighter 1 certification. She had been a volunteer firefighter for the past three years.