A Louisiana firefighter, who served with the Zachary Fire Department for two years, was killed in an early morning crash when his vehicle hit a tree that had fallen across the road, The Advocate reported.

The crash occurred on La. 38 in St. Helena Parish sometime before 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Zachary Fire Chief Danny Kimble said the firefighter, identified as 36-year-old Douglas Glass, was on his way to work, driving his normal route in his personal vehicle.

Kimble said a large tree had fallen across the road and Glass must not have seen it until too late.

“He was an outstanding fellow, a fine individual—on his way to report for duty,” Kimble said. “It’s a terrible loss for the Zachary Fire Department.”

Kimble also said Glass left behind a wife and four sons.

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