Mich. fire captain killed in car crash responding to barn fire

Blissfield Township Fire Department Capt. Joseph Gallo, 34, lost control of his vehicle while driving with emergency lights activated

Duty Death: Joseph "Joe" Gallo - [Blissfield, Michigan]

End of Service: 11/17/2020


By Laura French

BLISSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Michigan fire captain was killed in a vehicle crash Tuesday while responding to assist with a barn fire. 

Blissfield Township Fire Department Capt. Joseph Gallo, 34, was driving in a car with emergency lights activated when he lost control on a gravelly portion of road, causing the vehicle to roll over, according to WTOL

Blissfield Township Fire Department Capt. Joseph Gallo, 34, was killed Tuesday in a rollover car crash while responding to assist with a barn fire.
Blissfield Township Fire Department Capt. Joseph Gallo, 34, was killed Tuesday in a rollover car crash while responding to assist with a barn fire. (Photo/Blissfield Township Fire Dept.)

Gallo was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries. Officials said he was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the crash and was not wearing a seatbelt. 

The Lenawee County Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash. 

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