Gulf coast firemen laid to rest in Chalmette

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - It will be an emotional day for firefighters across the gulf coast.  Fire personnel from New Orleans to Long Beach must say goodbye to two of their brothers.

Tommy Ashby Junior and Scott Blanchard died over the weekend while driving through Long Beach.  Investigators said their pick up swerved off Highway 90 and slammed into an oak tree in the median near Beach Park Drive.

The coroner said neither man wore a seatbelt.

At the scene of the wreck this morning is a cross and a black bow.  They were left there to pay tribute to the fallen firefighters.

Funeral services for the two New Orleans firemen are later today in Chalmette.

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