Firefighter's father, brother first on crash scene

A small NSW town is reeling after a firefighter died following a car crash and his father and twin brother, also firefighters, were among the first emergency service personnel on the scene.

Ambrose Crittenden, 23, died in hospital after his car hit a tree near Jerilderie, in southern NSW, on Sunday.

He was a firefighter at the town's NSW Fire and Rescue station, alongside his twin Ignatius and father John, who is the station's deputy captain.

John and Ignatius Crittenden responded to the crash on Sunday morning.

Ambrose died from his injuries in Albury Hospital several hours later.

NSW Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher says the Jerilderie fire station crew has been stood down to come to terms with the death.

"Ambrose's tragic death is a significant and sad loss for the firefighting family and the wider community," he said in a statement.

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