Sangerville firefighter killed in crash, another man seriously injured

Published: Aug. 23, 2019 at 11:46 AM EDT
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A Sangerville firefighter was killed in a crash in Oxford County Thursday.

Authorities say 22-year-old Justin Gerickont was driving a garbage truck on Route 5 in Stoneham.

They say he was entering a left hand turn and left the roadway on the opposite side of the road, rolling the truck on its side.

The truck then struck a tree.

30-year-old Jason Downs of Solon was with him in the truck and was seriously injured.

Police say Gerickont was not wearing a seatbelt.

The truck is owned by BDS Waste Disposal of Detroit.

The crash remains under investigation

It saddens me to report that I just got word that we lost one of our firefighters again in a Motor vehicle accident...

Posted by Sangerville Fire Department on Thursday, August 22, 2019