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Raleigh fire captain dies in wreck; daughter hurt

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Officials say a Raleigh fire captain is dead after a traffic accident in which his daughter was seriously injured.

Raleigh Fire Marshal Rusty Styons.said Jonathan Scott Nipper, a captain with Fire Station One in downtown Raleigh, was killed in an accident near Oxford around noon Wednesday. No additional details were available.

Oxford is 40 miles north of Raleigh.

Fire Division Chief Peter Brock said 10-year-old Gracie Nipper is in stable condition at Duke University Medical Center in Durham. Brock said she suffered multiple fractures and was undergoing surgery Wednesday night.

Nipper is the second fire department commander killed in a traffic accident in as many years. In December 2009, veteran Harry P. “Flip” Kissinger died after suffering head trauma following an accident in north Raleigh.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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