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Funeral and procession Friday for Wayne County firefighter killed in crash

Funeral arrangements have been announced and a lengthy procession is expected as a tribute to Lt. Philip Wigal, of West Salem, who died in the line of duty Monday while responding to a traffic crash along I-71.
The funeral for the 35-year-old Town & Country firefighter will be at 10 a.m. Friday and will take place at the Wooster Church of the Nazarene. Apparatus will arrive at 9:30 a.m. A full processional will proceed the service to West Salem Cemetery.
A live feed of the service will be provided by the Wooster Church of the Nazarene which can be viewed at
Direction of travel

Turn Right (South) on Oakhill Rd., turn Right (West) on W. Bowman St., continue West on Old Mansfield Rd., Turn Right (West) on W. Old Lincoln Way, Merge (Slight Right) on ST RT 250 West, turn Right (North) on N. Elyria Rd., turn Left (West) on W. Smithville Western Rd., turn Right (North) on N. Elyria Rd., turn Right (East) Belle Ave., turn Right (South) on N. Lincoln St., turn Left (East) on Congress St.

Parking will be on Congress St.

A GoFundme account has been established: https://www.gofundme.com/f/official-tcfd-memorial-fund-for-lt-philip-m-wigal

The Wayne County Engineer’s Office posted on its Facebook page reminding people to expect the lengthy procession and plan accordingly if traveling along the route.

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