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.
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.