Funeral set for West Virginia firefighter killed in crash

January 13, 2020 GMT

SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) — Services are set for a West Virginia firefighter who was killed when a volunteer fire department’s truck crashed while responding to an emergency call.

The funeral for Clover volunteer firefighter Mark Horwich will be at noon Saturday at Roane County High School in Spencer, WCHS-TV reported. A public viewing will be held prior to the funeral. Horwich will be buried at Ferrell Cemetery in Looneyville.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.

Horwich died Saturday when the fire truck he was driving went off a narrow road en route to a structure fire near the community of Newton.

Horwich also was the co-owner of a business that developed recordkeeping software for fire departments.

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.