Man Who Allegedly Stole, Crashed Fire Truck Dies


UPDATED: Monday May 13, 2013 5:18 PM

The man who allegedly stole and then crashed a Harrison Township Fire Department truck last week died on Monday.

The Ross County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Brentely S. Montgomery.

The coroner's office confirmed that they had Montgomery's body.

Montgomery, 19, is from Lawrence County, according to a news release.

The Ross County Sheriff's Office said the truck was taken from the fire station on Charleston Pike early Friday morning.
 
Surveillance video captured images of a man breaking a window to gain access to the building.

Firefighters said the thief tipped the truck on two wheels before he smashed through a guard rail, hit the bottom of the bank, and flipped twice along Charleston Pike.    

Authorities said at the time that drugs or alcohol could have played a role.

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