This afternoon there was a fatal crash involving fire apparatus and a civilian vehicle on Vermont Route 125 in the Town of Cornwall.
The civilian was travelling westbound on Route 125 at a high rate of speed and a Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department Truck with lights and siren activated was also on the roadway. After cresting a hill and seeing other vehicles stopped in the westbound lane of travel for the oncoming fire truck, the civilian applied his brakes and proceeded to cross the centerline into the eastbound lane of travel colliding with the fire apparatus. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the collision, the apparatus was sent over 50 yards, the civilian was killed. Firefighters suffered NLT injury.
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