ARDMORE, Pa. (CBS) — Firefighters, loved ones and strangers from across the area paid their respects to Thomas Royds Saturday morning following his tragic death in the line of duty.
A viewing for Royds was held at the Lower Merion High School in Ardmore.READ MORE: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
Friends, family, and community members honored him with a processional afterward. The community remembered the firefighter last week as officials moved his body from Montgomery County.
Royds died July 24 when he was hit and killed while responding to a car crash on Schuylkill Expressway. The crash injured two other firefighters and a Pennsylvania State Trooper.READ MORE: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre
The driver, Jacqueline Walker, was under the influence at the time of the collision, authorities say. An arrest affidavit details the 63-year-old dumping out a bottle of rum after the crash. The document says she was mixing drinks behind the wheel.
Walker faces a vehicular homicide charge.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
Royds was filling in for another firefighter on the morning he was killed. He leaves behind a wife and three children.