Rodney Coles, Richmond firefighter died in traffic accident on I-95

49-year-old Rodney Jermaine Coles passed away after crash that happened on I-95

Rodney Coles Death – Richmond Fire Department has announced the death of one of them. 49-year-old Rodney Jermaine Coles, veteran firefighter in Richmond passed away after he was involved in an accident. The cause of his death is linked to the injuries sustained in the accident. Rodney Coles has served as a firefighter since August 4, 2008, and was dedicated to serving his country well till the time he died.

Richmond Fire Department mourn

A post made on Facebook by the Richmond Fire Department stated that “we are mourning the tremendous loss of Firefighter Rodney Coles, on what would have been his 15th anniversary with the City of Richmond Fire and Emergency Services. Firefighter Coles recently experienced a sudden medical emergency and did not recover. Firefighter Coles’ wife expresses deep gratitude to the department for their support during this difficult time, noting the unity among the RFD family is exceptional. The Coles family asks for privacy as they mourn this loss. Grief counseling and peer support are available to those at RFD who need assistance during this time.”

Following the death of 49-year-old Rodney Jermaine Coles, a letter was sent out to all RFD staff by Chief Melvin D. Carter encouraging them to reflect upon the positive contributions that Rodney Coles made to the community where he served as a firefighter since August 4, 2008. Condolences are been sent to the family members of Rodney and the entire Richmond Fire Department.

Read also: James Boring passed away in Richmond accident on State Road 121

In Richmond on Monday, a motorcyclist was killed after he was involved in a collision. At around 11:52 a.m., the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of State Road 121 and Porterfield Road in Richmond for a report of a car crash with injuries. According to WCSO’s preliminary investigation, James Boring, 80, of Orient, Ohio, was driving a white Toyota Sienna minivan westbound before making a U-turn.

The sheriff’s office reported that the minivan was headed west when it collided with a black Harley Davidson motorcycle. WCSO reported that there were no injuries to anyone in the minivan. A paramedic team brought the biker, later identified as 78-year-old Melvin Cox of Ansonia, Ohio, to Reid Health, where he was put on a helicopter to be taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton.

A few hours later, Cox was pronounced dead in the hospital. Richmond’s police and fire departments and Wayne County’s emergency communications center all pitched in to help after the collision.

Rodney Coles obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by family members

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