LODD: NC fire chief dies after car overturns, catches fire

By FireRescue1 Staff

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — A fire chief died Sunday after his car overturned and caught fire on an interstate.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Reynolds Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Sales, 52, was driving to the Child Passenger Safety Conference to accept an award on behalf of the department when his car overturned and caught fire.

Chief Sales had served in all positions of the department before succeeding his father in the chief role, where he stayed for 10 years.

No details have been released on the cause of the crash. We will update you once more information becomes available.

Maggie Valley Fire and Rescue is saddened to learn of the passing of Chief Richard Sales of Reynolds Volunteer Fire…

Posted by Maggie Valley Fire & Rescue on Monday, April 9, 2018

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