Funeral services for Marietta firefighter killed in DUI crash

- A firefighter from Marietta who was killed during a tragic wreck while on vacation in California last week will be laid to rest Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighter Ron Herens was visiting Los Angeles with two of his co-workers, Dillon Guest and Doug Blanchard, when the car they were driving in was struck by a suspected DUI driver in the Venice area, according to the Marietta Fire Department.

Authorities said Herens died at the scene. Guest and Blanchard were taken to UCLA Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Los Angeles authorities said the DUI suspect was arrested following the violent collision.

MORE: Marietta firefighter killed, 2 injured in violent L.A. crash

Herens' body returned to Georgia last weekend, with a procession leaving from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The procession traveled north on Interstate 75, west on Windy Hill Road to Macland Road and ended at the West Cobb Funeral Home.

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Tuesday, fellow firefighters escorted Herens' body from the funeral home to Trinity Chapel on Macland Road in Powder Springs, where a viewing was held. 

Wednesday, a celebration of Herens' life service is taking place at 2 p.m. at Trinity Chapel. 

A procession of fire apparatus and honorary pallbearers will escort Herens to his final resting place at Cheatham Hill Memorial Park.

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