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Firefighter Dies in Car Accident on Black Rock Avenue Early Thursday


Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Feb 03, 2017 in Car Accidents

new haven fire stationOn Thursday morning, a firefighter from the New Britain Fire Department died in a car crash on Black Rock Avenue. The 37-year-old worked for Engine Company 17 at East Grand fire station.

He was a passenger in a car that crashed into a utility pole at about 1:16 a.m. New Britain EMS personnel pronounced the firefighter dead at the scene.

The driver was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities have not filed charges against the driver, but the crash is under investigation by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the New Britain Police Department's Traffic Safety Bureau.

Anyone with information about the accident can call Sergeant Steven King at (860) 826-3071.  

The victim was a dedicated fire safety professional and was well-respected by his peers, according to New Haven Fire Department Chief John Alston.

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