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Accident Claims Paramedic’s Life

Members of the community have mourned the death of a beloved paramedic and former assistant fire chief after a one-car accident took his life on December 18.

According to the investigation conducted by the Georgia State Patrol, Jon Braddy, 43, was traveling north along Bear Creek Road in Montgomery County when he left the roadway and continued onto the east shoulder of the pavement. He continued this direction for 81 feet before rotating counter clockwise and sliding across the dirt driveway of 3620 Bear Creek Road. The vehicle slid for 250 feet before vaulting and landing onto its driver side roof area, and eventually, onto the driver’s side. Once on its driver’s side, the truck slid southwest across the roadway for 96 feet before flipping back onto its tires and traveling to the east shoulder of the road. The vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane of Bear Creek Road. Braddy was pronounced dead on the scene.

Upon reception of the news, members of Toombs-Montgomery EMS, for which Braddy had worked 10 years, and Higgston Fire Department, for which Braddy had served as a Lieutenant and Assistant Fire Chief, shared several sentiments and memories they had with Braddy, as well as condolences to his family. The Higgston Fire Department also released a statement, saying, “Our hearts are completely broken with the passing of our brother, Jon Braddy. Jon was an amazing person, who always had a smile on his face, and he loved helping people. He never met a stranger and would give you the shirt off his back.”

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