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Fire chief killed responding to serious motorcycle crash was a biker and a soldier home on leave from Iraq

BALDWIN COUNTY, AL — An Escambia Fire Rescue volunteer firefighter has passed away after being struck by a log truck while at the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning in Alabama.

He has been identified as 41-year old Dwain S. Bradshaw. He was the district chief at the Bellview Fire Station and the assistant chief at the Beulah Fire Station.

Bradshaw was among those that responded to a 3:50 a.m. crash at the Muscogee Bridge across the Perdido River at the state line.

During a secondary accident at the bridge, an 18-wheeler log truck struck the firefighter. Bradshaw was airlifted to Sacred Heart Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, according to Lt. Joe Piggott of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

The log truck came to rest on its side in a wooded area; the driver was not believed to be seriously injured.

The first wreck occurred about 3:50 a.m. and involved a semi-truck and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The bridge spans between Muscogee Road in Cantonment and Highway 112 in Baldwin County, Alabama. Both accidents were in Alabama.

Additional details and names have not been released as the investigation continues. The roadway is expected to remain closed most of the day.

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