Michigan Firefighter Killed in Crash

Blissfield Township Fire Department, Captain Joseph Gallow (Facebook)

Blissfield Township captain was responding to a barn fire

FirefighterNation Staff

LENAWEE COUNTY, Michigan –  WTOL reports that a Blissfield Township firefighter was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to assist at a barn fire in Lenawee County.

Joseph Gallo, 34, of Blissfield, was a captain with the Blissfield Township Fire Department.

Lenawee County Sheriff’s Office deputies told WTOL that Gallo was driving a Chevy Impala with emergency lights activated, responding to a call to assist on a barn fire on Garno Road in Deerfield on November 17.

While driving on the gravel portion of Garno Road, Gallo lost control of his vehicle, which rolled and came to rest in a field.

Gallo was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the crash.

He was the only occupant of the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. 

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