A longtime firefighter lost his life while doing something he loved in the upper Hudson Valley.

A firefighter lost his living in an accident while riding a motorcycle in the Catskills.

Buffalo, New York Firefighter Killed In Catskills

Cleveland Hill Fire Department
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Bret Krebs, 49, lost his life following an accident with another vehicle on Saturday around 7:45 p.m. Krebs was hit while riding his motorcycle on Route 145 in the Town of Cairo.

Friends say he was hit by a driver head-on who crossed over the line.

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"We lost a close friend Saturday night to a tragic accident - Brent Krebs while in the Catskills riding his motorcycle with his friends was hit head on while doing what he loves and was killed by a driver who crossed the line," Ronald Olejniczak wrote on Facebook.

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Police have yet to release a press release about the fatal accident that claimed the veteran firefighter's life in Greene County, New York.

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Krebs was a nine-year veteran with the Cleveland Hill Fire Department in Cheektowaga, New York, according to the fire department.

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"We’re saddened by the unexpected passing of Firefighter Brent Krebs, who tragically passed away yesterday while off duty. Brent dedicated 9 years of active service to the Cleveland Hill Fire Department and was a former member of the Main-Transit Fire Department. May he find eternal peace, and may his family find solace during this difficult time," the Cleveland Hill Fire Department stated.

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