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Thursday, March 24, 2016

CA-SCU- Remembering CAL FIRE Firefighter Kirstin Snook #CAFirefighters

CAL FIRE Firefighter Kirstin Snook

Remembering CAL FIRE Firefighter Kirstin Snook

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of CAL FIRE Firefighter Kirstin Snook. Kirstin, 25, of the Summit area, passed away from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while off duty. 

Kirstin had been with CAL FIRE for 1 year working in the Santa Clara Unit as a Fire Fighter 1 as well as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Santa Cruz County Fire Department, Company 36. Kirstin’s lifelong dream was to become a career firefighter and she was working towards that goal. 

Her presence will be deeply missed. Please join us in sending thoughts to her family and her crew as they grieve this tragic loss. Funds donated will assist the family and continue Kirstin’s memory.

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Troopers say alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected factor in this collision.
If you have any information that can help authorities, call CHP Truckee at 530-582-7570.
California Highway Patrol says a 25-year-old woman has died after being involved in an accident on State Route 89 south near Goose Meadows last Friday. 
Troopers say just after 6:30 p.m., Kristin Snook of Los Gatos was speeding north SR 89 south, while 51-year-old Tony Gurule of Reno was heading south, when for some unknown reason she lost control of her 2006 Toyota and crossed over into median. And that’s when troopers say Gurule collided head-on with Snook’s vehicle. 
As a result of the impact, authorities say Snook’s Toyota went back into the north lane where drivers of three other vehicles hit Snook’s car.

Snook was flown by Care Flight to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno where she later died. Both Gurule and another driver were transported by North Tahoe Fire to Tahoe Forest Hospital for treatment. The other two drivers were not hurt. 

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