A Georgia firefighter, who has not been named, was one of the first responders to the scene of the accident that killed Dayna Kempson Schacht. While attending the crash he reportedly recorded a graphic cell phone video, which allegedly showed close up images of Dayna's body in the wreckage.
That firefighter then shared the video with other firefighters and the clip quickly spread around, eventually going viral on the Internet.
Three months later, and still grieving the death of his daughter, Dayna's father received the video himself through a text message.
Heartbroken parents Jeff and Lucretia Kempson are now speaking out about the horrors of seeing this video of there daughter in the crash of July 17 when her SUV crossed the central barrier, flipped multiple times and crashed into trees. Dayna, a mother-of-two, died instantly according to the coroner
Late last month, Jeff Kempson said he was told by a relative about the video, said to be taken by a firefighter.
"I viewed the video, and as we know without a doubt, it was our daughter Dayna," he said on "Today." "And it was just too terrible to put into words."
On the video, one person says, 'Oh my God,' and two voices can be heard describing body parts in a matter-of-fact way, according to a report
He described the non-urgent tone of the responders. "It sounds like a casual conversation," Kempson said on "Today." "They're discussing parts of the accident. You just don't hear them say, 'Let's get in there and see if she's OK. Let's reach in and check for a pulse.'
"There was just no urgency there to even check her to see if she was alive," he added.
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. Kempson declined to name the firefighter who made the recording on his personal cell phone.
Spalding County Fire Chief Kenneth West did not respond immediately to a message left on the department’s voice mail by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Kempson said he filed a complaint with the Spalding County Fire Department once he determined which of the five responding agencies employed the responder.