Community remembers Cosby firefighter killed in crash

Community remembers Cosby firefighter killed in crash

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Clayton Ball (source: family photo) Clayton Ball (source: family photo)
Cosby firefighter Clayton Ball was laid to rest Thursday after being killed in a crash. Cosby firefighter Clayton Ball was laid to rest Thursday after being killed in a crash.

NEWPORT (WATE) - Residents in Cocke County paid tribute Thursday night to a volunteer firefighter who was killed in a crash earlier this week.

Clayton Ball, 33, died Monday morning in a crash on Interstate 40 in Cocke County. Ball was a passenger in a wrecker truck that was pulling a load of pallets. The tow truck was re-ended by another vehicle.

Ball was also a volunteer firefighter with the Cosby Fire Department.

Around 100 people attended Ball's funeral procession in Newport Thursday night. Area firefighter rode along in their fire trucks.

Ball's colleagues say he was a devoted friend and always put his community first.

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