CAL FIRE firefighter dies in car crash

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 18:19:15-04

A CAL FIRE fire captain was killed in a vehicle crash, according to CAL FIRE’s Facebook page.

“It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of CAL FIRE Fire Captain Stacy Hamilton,” the post stated. “Captain Hamilton was killed in a vehicle accident in Merced County. Please join us in keeping Stacy’s loved ones and fellow personnel in the CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit in our thoughts as we all mourn this tragic loss.”

Hamilton was described in another post as “an extremely talented Air Tactical Group Supervisor, a great friend, mentor, and person.”

He is survived by his wife and two sons.

“We ask that you keep his wife and two sons in your thoughts,” CALFIRE TCU tweeted.

No further details about the crash were provided.