Firefighter Filmed, Posted Video of Woman's Death

Parents sent link to gruesome online clip
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2010 3:26 AM CDT
Dayna Kempson-Schacht, 23, died when her SUV crashed into trees.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A Georgia couple who discovered a gruesome video of their daughter's death posted online wants the rules changed so no other family will have to go through the anguish they suffered. The video was taken with a cell phone by a firefighter who arrived on the scene soon after the woman's fatal car crash. He shared the clip with buddies in a bar and it quickly spread online, the New York Daily News reports. The firefighter has been suspended, but investigators don't believe he broke any laws.

A firefighter can be heard on the video asking another to help him get better lighting, say the parents of the 23-year-old victim. "They're discussing parts of the accident, but you just don't hear them saying, 'Let's get in there and see if she's OK,'" her distraught dad says. To prevent similar incidents, emergency responders should rely on radio communications and not be allowed to use cell phones, the parents say. "When I close my eyes, it's not fair that that video is what I see of my daughter," her mother lamented.

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