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Driver of Pa. rescue truck cited in crash with tiller

Six firefighters were injured when a heavy rescue collided with a ladder truck while responding to a fire in Butler Township

By Bill Carey

BUTLER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A firefighter driving a rescue truck will be cited following a collision between the rescue and a ladder truck earlier this month in Luzerne County that injured six firefighters.

Investigators said Colby Bognar was driving a rescue truck from Valley Regional Fire & Rescue when it collided with a ladder truck from Hazle Township Fire and Rescue, WNEP reported.

Both fire apparatus were responding to a house fire. The crash caused the ladder truck to go off the road and into a wooded area.

Butler Township Police stated that Bognar would be cited for entering the intersection while the light was red.