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N.J. EMT dies after treating daughter in car crash

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Officials say a northern New Jersey council member died shortly after helping treat his 19-year-old daughter and another person who had been involved in a car crash.

Scott Danielson, a member of the Andover Borough Council and an emergency services unit, was dispatched to a crash Saturday afternoon along state Route 206 on the border of Byram Township and Andover Borough.

Authorities say the 49-year-old father learned that his daughter Alycia was involved in the crash and helped treat her and the occupant of the other vehicle.

Danielson suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed while waiting at a Newton hospital to check on his daughter.

"They proceeded to bring her to the hospital and when Scott got into the emergency room he collapsed," Warren County Public Safety Director Frank Wheatley told CBS New York.

He was airlifted to a Morristown hospital Saturday night where he was pronounced dead.

Officials say Alycia Danielson has been discharged from the hospital.

Wheatley told CBS News York the community has some very big shoes to fill.

"Scott was very gregarious, easy going, he was involved in every aspect of volunteerism that you can imagine," said Wheatley, who knew Danielson for 20 years, said. "He never turned down any assignments or responsibilities. He was always taking on additional challenges."

Neighboring emergency responders have been sharing their condolences on Facebook.

We would like to send our most sincere condolences to the Danielson family and the Warren County Communication center on...

Posted by Washington Township Police Department on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Danielson family, Lakeland Emergency Squad, Warren County Communications...

Posted by Morris County Office of Emergency Management on Monday, January 18, 2016