A Little Egg Harbor woman is facing some serious charges after admitting to alcohol consumption prior to causing a car accident involving multiple firefighters on a main highway in Pennsylvania.

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One firefighter is dead and several other emergency personnel are injured after Jacquelyn Walker of Little Egg Harbor said she'd been drinking before she got behind the wheel of her car which crashed into another accident site at which first responders were already present. 6ABC.com reports the first responders were already on the scene of another DUI-related incident when Walker's Jeep swerved into the shoulder of the roadway and crashed into the vehicle involved in the initial incident.

Firefighter Thomas Royds of the Belmont Hills Fire Company, lost his life after being taken to Paoli hospital for his injuries. Two more firefighters were injured in addition to a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

Reportedly, Walker had stopped at a liquor store and was allegedly drinking the rum she had purchased while driving her vehicle during the early hours of Saturday morning. Authorities have said they had found an open container of alcohol in her car. Walker apparently told police that she had intentions of looking for a hotel to stay at for the night, but couldn't find one, so she just drove around.

The passing of Firefighter Royds hits the Belmont Hills Fire Company hard as they've had others pass this year since they're also part of the bigger, regional Lower Merion Fire Department.

You can read more about this tragic story HERE.

Source: 6abc.com

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