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Tow Truck Driver and Volunteer Firefighter Fatally Shot in Goldfield

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 24, 2024 10:36 am

GOLDFIELD, NEVADA – Last week, a truly shocking incident took place on U.S. 95 in Goldfield, resulting in the tragic loss of Derek Cornell’s life. Derek, who worked as a tow truck driver and also dedicated his time as a volunteer firefighter, was involved in a fatal shooting, as confirmed by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

The sequence of events unfolded when an unidentified individual rear-ended Derek’s truck. After pulling over, a confrontation took place, escalating to the point where the suspect armed themselves with an assault rifle and began shooting at Derek.

Tragically, Derek Cornell was found deceased at the scene. Miraculously, another person, who was later identified as Derek’s son by a friend, arrived after the crash and fortunately sustained only minor injuries, managing to escape the shooting unharmed.

Nye County law enforcement promptly responded to the incident, leading to the arrest of the suspected attacker a few hours later.

A close friend of the victim, Clayton Agner, shared the devastating impact of this loss, stating, “He was a father of four, a loving husband, and a dedicated firefighter in Goldfield, in addition to being a 30-year veteran in the towing industry.”

To support Derek Cornell’s family during this difficult time, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to assist with funeral expenses. The community is coming together to offer comfort and aid to the grieving family as they try to cope with this heart-wrenching tragedy.

Credits: Fox5Vegas

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5 thoughts on “Tow Truck Driver and Volunteer Firefighter Fatally Shot in Goldfield

  1. they got the wrong guy he needs to be hear he never stole a car go there and talk to him yourself he’s the wrong one instead listen to hear say talk to him yourself he needs to be heard he was found him in a desert he did not run he the wrong guy there was no tow truck that came to help him someone said they would come in 45 mins to help a simi driver first and never showed up go talk to him yourself and hear his story

  2. this young man came to help someone.309 am he called for help his car broke down one tow truck driver came down and said he was going to help a Simi truck driver first he will be back in 45 mins he took along time he did walk in the desert to get help ,he never shot at anyone or killed any 1/18/24 or stole a car he was at the wrong place at the wrong time there’s camera’s buy there and phone towers buy there and the cops have body cams on I don’t see anything on the news we’re he stole a car a silver Toyota tundra what cop got him by gun point body cam plz

  3. listen to the voice messages you’ll get your proof where Brandon was located at 430 kirk St. he got a phone call from this towing company our time in Detroit mi was 309am from our message but there Brandon ran out of gas the call David made was1209 am there I have the message save you can listen yourself do they got phone towers there that the proof there were Brandon was at he drive a 2023 dark red Nissan Sentra with a tracker on it .and other devices on there. .call me if you want to hear the message

  4. can someone tell me what’s going on they said he got killed the 18th or was he missing before that date this guy’s broke down the 17,th hearing that he was missing before this the guy that was accused is not from there and was helping a friend out this guy. has never been there before and decided to go to California to get his friend and this happen I’m hearing was was missing before the 18th scary if there’s a serial killer cop in Reno and blaming innocent people for his doing very scary

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