PARIS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A North Texas firefighter has died after a car crash in Paris, Texas Sunday morning.
The Paris Fire Department responded to a single vehicle accident Oct. 20 where they found the single occupant — 24-year-old Layton Slade Baker — dead from his injuries.READ MORE: Target To Offer Part- And Full-Time Frontline Workers Debt-Free Educational Assistance
Baker was a firefighter with PFD since April of 2017. The department said Baker had a true “servant’s heart” in a statement released Sunday.READ MORE: Houston Mask Mandate May Violate Texas Gov. Abbott's Order
He was an excellent firefighter, always striving to better himself both professionally and as a person. Slade loved life and was always smiling, yet he was the first to offer help to anyone who needed it.MORE NEWS: Killer 6 Foot Cobra Possibly On The Loose In Grand Prairie, Police Say
The department has stationed an honor guard to remain with Baker’s body during this time, and a cause for the crash has not been released at this time.