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The firefighter named Cody Fox who died beside his 9-month-old daughter in a tragic 15-car pileup in Alabama was remembered as “upbeat” and “always put his family first,” according to loved ones, while the eight other children who died were from a nearby foster home.
The impact of the crash Saturday on a wet Interstate 65 approximately 35 miles south of Montgomery killed Cody Fox, the fire chief of the New Hope Volunteer Fire Department in Tennessee, according to the Butler County coroner.
According to police, eight children in a vehicle from a youth home for mistreated or neglected children died in the crash. Their true identities have yet to be revealed.
Cody Fox was 29 years old.
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Blake, Fox’s brother, described the new father as a devoted family man.
Fox’s brother, Blake, said to the news station WDEF, “He was always ready to help anyone out. He always put his family first,”
Fox was recalled as a “great guy” by Aaron Sanders, who worked with him at the Marion County Emergency Management Agency, and who claimed he constantly doted on his daughter, Ariana, who was also killed in the incident.
Sanders said, “He just loved her to death and that was his life,”
In a Facebook post, Marion County EMA also paid tribute to Fox. The agency wrote, “Cody was an integral part of the EMA (Emergency Management Agency) staff in Marion County, always ready, always willing to serve,”
“His upbeat attitude, his willingness to learn, and without a doubt the politest young man I have ever known, will be greatly missed.”
Hayle Anderson, his fiancée, was also in the car but survived the incident, according to The Chattanoogan.
According to the South Pittsburg Mountain Volunteer Fire Department in Tennessee, she stayed in the intensive care unit over the weekend. The automobiles on the wet road Saturday likely hydroplaned, according to the county coroner, as Tropical Depression Claudette rushed across the region.
In collaboration with the Alabama Highway Patrol, the National Transportation Safety Board has initiated an inquiry into the crash.