Firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

News 12 at 11, November 29, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga--- A long time Augusta-Richmond County firefighter is dead after a wreck Thursday afternoon in Columbia County.

Sergeant George Curtis was on a motorcycle when he was hit by a mail truck on Ray Owens Road. The accident happened near a fire station, just before 5 o'clock in the afternoon.

Curtis was a firefighter with the city of Augusta since before consolidation. Chief Howard Willis tells News 12 Sergeant Curtis was well known, loved and respected.

Willis says Curtis was "A fantastic- hard working man, always with a smile on his face."

Sgt. George Curtis leaves behind a wife and 3 daughters and a number of grandchildren.

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