Louisa firefighter killed on the way to work

LOUISA, VA (WWBT) - A Louisa community is mourning the loss of a local firefighter who died in a car crash, while driving to his station.

21 year-old Charles Wilson was a firefighter and EMT in Louisa County for the last four years.

There aren't a lot of details on what led up to this crash. Firefighters say Wilson was the department's "gentle giant" who always wore a smile regardless of the situation.

The former Eagle Scout volunteered for Mineral Volunteer Fire, Louisa Volunteer Rescue and Crozier Volunteer Fire.

Wilson's visitation will be held at the Mineral Baptist Church Family Life Center on Sunday. The visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

His funeral will be also be at Mineral Baptist on Monday at 2:00 p.m. The Louisa County fire chief says Wilson's sudden death is a somber reminder of the dangers firefighters and medical personnel face every day.

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