Firefighter Responding to Crash Finds Twin Brother Hurt

Victim also works for fire department

Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:13 PM EDT
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A Bowie volunteer firefighter arriving at the scene of a crash wound up rescuing his twin brother.

A car veered off the road and hit a tree near Stonehaven Lane and Stoneybrook Drive in Bowie early Wednesday morning, trapping two men inside.

When firefighter Travis Murdoch arrived and tried to free the occupants, he quickly realized the driver was his twin brother, Chris, who's also a member of the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department.

According to a press release, Chris had surgery Wednesday night and remains in critical but stable condition.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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