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Lawrence County (OH) Man Accused of Stealing Fire Apparatus Dies

A man suspected of stealing and crashing a fire truck in Ross County (OH) has died.

Brentley S. Montgomery, 19, of Lawrence County, was critically injured in the crash on Friday. Montgomery was thrown from wreck and taken to Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University.

Authorities said a man broke into the Harrison Township Fire Department east of Chillicothe and stole a 2,200-gallon tanker truck. The truck was destroyed when it struck a guardrail and overturned less than a mile from the station.

Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak confirmed this evening that Montgomery had died. He had not been formally charged in the wreck.

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