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Active firefighter paramedic for OC, Laurel fire departments passes away

Motorcycle crash victim identified as...

GEORGETOWN, Del. - UPDATE: Thursday afternoon, Alan Schweitzer, an active Ocean City firefighter paramedic and Laurel Fire Department member,  passed away after a motorcycle accident.

Police say the fatal crash happened near Georgetown around 11 A-M -- at the intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road.

Schweitzer was sworn in to serve as a councilman at large in Laurel this past Monday night.

We spoke to Ryan Whittington, the president of Ocean City's International Association of Fire Fighters.

Whittington says he met Schweitzer during the start of his career as a fire fighter.

He credits Schweitzer for inspiring him to want to work for Ocean City's fire service.

"The excitement that Alan would have, the caring attitude that he would have...There's a saying that a lot of people say you know 'good people' and we want to surround ourselves with good people. And Alan was, I would say, one of those good people. A great man," Whittington said.

He adds that Schweitzer showed up every day to work, enthusiastic to do his job.

Whittington tells 47 ABC updates on Schweitzer's memorial service will be posted here: to Ocean City's Fire Department Facebook page.

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First update: The Laurel Fire Department and Ocean City officials have confirmed to 47 ABC that the victim of a deadly motorcycle crash Thursday morning in Georgetown was Alan Schweitzer, an Ocean City firefighter paramedic and Laurel Fire Department member.

Schweitzer had additionally just been sworn in to serve as a councilman at large in Laurel this past Monday night, officials with the Town of Laurel announced on social media. Town officials say he also previously served on the Town Council from 2011 to 2013.

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Original post: Delaware State Police are on the scene of a crash involving a motorcycle near Georgetown, officials said.

Police say the crash happened at around 11:07 AM Thursday west of Georgetown at the intersection of West Piney Grove Road and East Trap Pond Road.

As of Thursday at noon, the intersection is closed as the crash is being cleared and investigation is being conducted. Traffic delays are expected and motorists are encouraged to use an alternate route, police said.


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