Courtesy High Point Fire Department.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A High Point firefighter has died after he was hit while riding his bicycle.
According to the fire department, Fire Equipment Operator Todd Martinez died Sunday at Moses Cone Hospital from injuries.
Investigators arrested Andrew Bray Barham. Trooper said he was driving a red pick-up truck when the accident happened. Officials say the incident happened near Scalesville Road and Mabe Marshall Road in Summerfield.
According to North Carolina State Trooper Chris Knox, Braham is charged with felony hit and run. He was printed and released on a $2,500 bond Monday.
Fire Chief Tommy Reid said in a statement on the fire department's Facebook page:
"It is with a heavy heart that I have to notify you that FEO Todd Martinez has passed away at Moses Cone Hospital this evening through complications of a bicycle and vehicle collision. Valiant life saving efforts by Summerfield Fire, Guilford EMS, and Moses Cone staff were unsuccessful. Please keep the Martinez family in your thoughts and prayers during this trying time."
Employment history on Martinez's LinkedIn page shows he has worked at the High Point Fire Department since 1997 and has served as a part-time paramedic since 1998.
Martinez was the president of the International Firefighters Association (IAFF) Local 673 post.
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