Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Hartland volunteer killed while on duty

Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release:

Somerset, NY - On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications received radio notification from units on scene of a field fire, that a person was struck by a fire company vehicle.

Initial investigation by Niagara County Sheriff Deputies and Officers of the Town of Somerset Police Department at the scene revealed that a Barker Fire Department Rescue Truck was backing southbound on Quaker Road when it struck and ran over a Fire Police member from the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company, who was acting as a spotter for the vehicle's driver.

The Fire Police member succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Rescue Truck was uninjured.

The names of the parties involved are being withheld at this time pending notification of family. Investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit is continuing.