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Off-duty firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -

An off-duty Columbus firefighter has died in a motorcycle crash in the city's downtown area.

Columbus police say 32-year-old Derek Walton was riding his motorcycle Tuesday night when he lost control for an unknown reason. The motorcycle fell on its side and slid into a light pole.

Walton was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

He served in the U.S. Army before he joined the fire department. Assistant Chief James Cannell says Walton had been training to become a paramedic at the same hospital where he died.

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