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Alexandria Firefighter Joshua Weissman, who was fatally injured while responding to a vehicle fire in I-395 Feb. 8.
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Alexandria Firefighter Joshua Weissman, who was fatally injured while responding to a vehicle fire in I-395 Feb. 8.

A first responder from Northern Virginia was a victim of an accident yesterday evening, according to the Alexandria Fire Department. Alexandria firefighter Joshua Weissman passed away after fighting for his own life this morning following a fall from an overpass on I-395 near the Shirlington exit.

Weissman was trying to get to a vehicle fire on that overpass when somehow he slipped and fell 20 feet into Four Mile Run Creek. The 33-year-old was given CPR on the scene and then transported to Washington Hospital Center. He passed away late Thursday.

Weissman was a seven-year veteran of the Alexandria Fire Department.

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