According to a news release, The Thoroughfare, Mar-Mac and Grantham Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to a structure fire at the 1800 block of Old Grantham Road in Goldsboro. Upon arrival, the driver of one of the firetrucks, Joe Jessie Tucker, exited the vehicle and complained of a possible medical emergency.
Tucker was immediately taken to the Wayne UNC Emergency Department where he later died.
Wayne County officials said Tucker served as a volunteer firefighter with the Thoroughfare Fire Department since 2004.
The cause of his death is not immediately known and will be determined by the State Medical Examiner.