Hundreds pay respects to fallen Roane County volunteer firefighter


ROANE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOWK) – First responders from across West Virginia gathered Saturday afternoon to pay their respects to a fallen Roane County Volunteer firefighter.

The viewing and funeral service was held for Clover volunteer firefighter Mark Horwich Saturday afternoon at Roane County High School.

The funeral procession followed the service with first responders from all over the state leading the way. Hundreds of neighbors lined the streets to thank you as well.

Horwich was killed Saturday, January 11, when one of the departments fire trucks crashed while responding to a call. The accident happened on Big Sandy Road in the Newton area. The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the accident.

Horwich was the co-owner of a business that developed record keeping software for fire departments. He was remembered as a loving husband and father.

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