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Person struck, killed by fire rescue truck in Niagara County

A member of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company was hit by a fire company vehicle while on the scene of a field fire Tuesday night.

NIAGARA COUNTY, N.Y. — Units on the scene of a field fire notified the Niagara County Sheriff's Office that a person was hit by a fire truck died on Tuesday night. 

It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the Town of Somerset. According to Niagara County Sheriff Deputies and Town of Somerset Police, officers at the scene found that a Barker Fire Department Rescue Truck was backing up on Quaker Road when it hit and ran over a member of the Hartland Volunteer Fire Company.

According to a spokesperson from the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, the volunteer fire company member succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the rescue truck was not injured. 

Judy D. Spencer, 65, of the Town of Hartland was identified Wednesday as the person who died. 

The names of those involved are not being released at this time while officials notify the family.

The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit is leading the investigation, which is ongoing.

Niagara County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Somerset, NY - On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, Niagara County Sheriff's...

Posted by Niagara County Sheriff on Tuesday, August 24, 2021


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