ATLANTA - An Atlanta firefighter was struck and killed by a car as he trained for a Ironman Triathlon in New Orleans, officials said.
According to Janet Ward of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, Frank Guinn was riding a bicycle with two other bicyclists when he was struck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His brother-in-law, who was also hit, is in critical condition. The third bicyclist was not injured.
Guinn was a nine-year veteran of the Atlanta Fire Department and was stationed at Fire Station 21, Ward said. He was married with three 7-year-old triplet daughters. His wife, Kim, is a teacher at Lassiter High School.
Friends have set up a Go Fund Me page for them, it is the Kimberly and Frank Guinn Family Fund page.
"Sgt. Guinn's brothers and sisters in Atlanta Fire Rescue are devastated at this news," Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran said in a statement. "He was a dedicated professional devoted to his family. As a department, we will wrap our collective arms around his wife, Kim, and his beautiful girls. We ask that you keep them and Sgt. Guinn's entire family in your thoughts and prayers."
According to WWL-TV, police say no charges have been filed, but the investigation continues.
Friends have established a fund to help the Guinn family. Donations can be made here: http://www.gofundme.com/89mhhs