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Dayna Kempson Schacht Fatal Crash Video Goes Viral; Family Outraged, Is It Illegal?

Dayna Kempson Schacht (CBS/The Early Show)
Dayna Kempson Schacht Fatal Crash Video Goes Viral; Family Outraged, Is It Illegal?
Dayna Kempson Schacht (CBS/The Early Show)

NEW YORK (CBS) Months after Dayna Kempson Schacht died in a car accident, her Georgia family received a second, horrible shock. A firefighter who responded to the accident scene taped it, and shared the graphic cell phone video with others.

PICTURES: Dayna Kempson Schacht

Now, authorities in Spalding County are looking into whether any rules were violated and if any legal action be taken.

Dayna's father, Jeff Kempson, told Atlanta FOX Station WAGA that he doesn't understand why a firefighter would have taken the video of his 23-year-old daughter.

"It was bad enough that we lost our daughter. And now to have to deal with something like this, it's just beyond words," Kempson told WAGA.

Dayna died on July 17 when the mother of two lost control of her car just off Highway 19-41 near Griffin, Ga. and crashed into trees. The coroner told her parents that she died instantly.

The Spalding County Sheriff's office says a firefighter took the video on his personal cell phone and shared it with other firefighters. An unknown firefighter later took the video to a bar and texted it to other patrons. From there, the video spread.

"How could someone, first of all, take the video. And second of all, how could they show it and discuss it," Kempson told the station.

According to CBS News' "The Early Show," investigators say they don't believe any laws were broken, in either taking or sharing the video.

But that's small comfort for the Kempsons.

"When I close my eyes, it's not fair that that video is what I see of my daughter," Lucreta Kempson told the station.