Off-duty firefighter killed in crash

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — An off-duty firefighter was killed in a crash Friday night.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the firefighter was riding his motorcycle on Macon Road when he crashed head-on with a vehicle.

He went to the hospital in extremely critical condition but died not long after, SCSO said.

Memphis Fire identified the victim as Lt. James Hightower.

It’s not clear at this time what caused the collision.

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