Funeral arrangements announced for Memphis firefighter killed in crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Funeral and visitation arrangements have been announced for a Memphis firefighter killed during a crash last week.

David Pleasant, a 32-year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department, died in a crash on the way to a house fire in South Memphis.

Investigators said the wreck happened on Wednesday night at Danny Thomas Boulevard and E.H. Crump Boulevard.

When FOX13 crews arrived, a fire truck was on its side and a green pick-up truck was crashed on the side of the road.

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Pleasant and four others, including three other firefighters, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but Pleasant died from his injuries.

The other firefighters were released.

According to a Facebook post from one of Pleasant’s daughters, visitation will be Monday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a funeral the next day at 11 a.m.

Both events will take place at Bellevue Baptist Church, 2000 Appling Rd., Cordova.

The Memphis Fire Fighters Association Foundation has created a fundraiser to help Pleasant’s four daughters during this time. Click here to donate.

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