The North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that Jonathan Creek Volunteer Department Captain Claud G. Messer died while en route to the scene of a crash Friday Morning. Messer was driving his marked truck down Jonathan Creek Road, heading to a separate crash Friday morning at 6 a.m. Ahead of him, a logging truck attempted a left hand turn. Messer rammed into the back of that truck. Logs crashed through the firetruck’s windshield, killing Messer. He was the only person in the vehicle. State troopers continue to investigate the events leading up to this fatal crash. No charges have been filed at this time.