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Police release names of those killed in Route 44 crash

June 26, 2017 Fire, Police No Comments

Police have identified the two people killed in a Saturday night two-car crash on Route 44.

Robert Ransom, 38, and Linda O’Connor, 66, both of Tariffville, were killed in the two-car accident, which took place late Saturday night on Route 44 near Colonial Drive, police said.

Ransom was driving one vehicle involved in the crash. Additionally Addison Crowe, 30 of Windsor Locks was also in serious condition Monday, police said.

The driver of a second vehicle involved in the crash, Norman Deangelis, 64, of Goshen, was transported to an area hospital and listed in stable condition Monday, police added.

The Canton Police Department was assisted by the town of Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance, Simsbury Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, Avon Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, Burlington Volunteer Fire Department. Ambulance and UConn Ambulance, police said.

Fire crews had to extricate the patients from the vehicles. For Canton volunteer fire Engine 1, Engine 4, Squad 5, Rescue 9, Car 10 (ambulance) and medic responded.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call the Canton Police Department at (860)693-0221.

Two Killed in Route 44 accident Saturday night

June 25, 2017 Fire, Police No Comments

Police have now identified the victims of this crash. See updated story here.

Two people are dead following a two-car vehicle on Route 44 Saturday night, police said.

Shortly before 11 p.m., Canton Emergency Dispatch received numerous 911 calls reporting a two-car accident on Route 44 near Colonial Road. Arriving emergency personnel located two significantly damaged motor vehicles involved in a traffic accident, a submitted press release stated.

Three occupants were located in one vehicle and one occupant was located in the second vehicle. Emergency medical care was initiated for the occupants of both vehicles. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and a second occupant was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to the release. The other two individuals sustained serious injuries.

Identities of those involved are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The roadway remained closed early Sunday morning time for an in-depth examination of the scene, evidence collection and scene documentation by the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team, police said. Traffic is being detoured around the accident scene.

The Canton Police Department was assisted by the town of Canton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance, Simsbury Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, Avon Volunteer Fire and Ambulance, Burlington Volunteer Fire Department. Ambulance and UConn Ambulance, police said.

Fire crews had to extricate the patients from the vehicles. For Canton volunteer fire Engine 1, Engine 4, Squad 5, Rescue 9, Car 10 (ambulance) and medic responded.

The accident remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call the Canton Police Department at (860)693-0221.

Posted by John Fitts 

Car crashes into building at Canton Village

June 6, 2017 Fire, Police No Comments

Submitted material 

The town of Canton Fire & EMS Department was dispatched to The Outlet, 220 Albany Turnpike at 11:21 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 for the report of a vehicle into a building. Upon arrival, fire crews on Rescue 9, Engine 1, Squad 5 with Canton EMS & Paramedic personnel in Car 10 observed a dark BMW with its front end partially inside a business.

“Fire crews assisted the driver out of the vehicle and into Canton’s ambulance for evaluation,” said Fire Chief Craig Robbins. “No further extrication was required and no hospital transport was made.”

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Jamboree Kicks Off May 17

May 16, 2017 Community, Fire No Comments

A past jamboree. Photo by John Fitts

The Collinsville Fire Department’s Jamboree will take place Wednesday-Saturday, May 17-20 from 6-10 p.m., at Jamboree Field, 91 Powder Mill Road, Collinsville. Every night is Bracelet Night, $25 each night, from 6-10 p.m. There will be fireworks Friday night starting at approximately 9:30 p.m. Activities will include a beer and wine garden, the dime pitch and dunk tank, comfort food, and new this year will be a larger Ferris wheel. The Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department Inc. and the Canton Memorial Ambulance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes, enhances and supports community involvement and awareness for emergency services and youth groups.

Police Identify Person Killed in Route 44 Crash

April 24, 2017 Fire, Police No Comments

CANTON – Police have identified the woman killed in a two-car crash on Route 44 Saturday afternoon.

Donna Young, 60, of Norfolk, the lone occupant of one vehicle, was killed in the crash, police said. The driver of the other vehicle, Eric Davis, 33, of Canton had serious, but non-life threatening injuries, police added.

Police said they received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the two-car accident at 1:46 p.m. Saturday. Davis was trapped and had to be extricated by members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, before being transported to an area hospital for serious injuries. There were no passengers in either vehicle, police said.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, Canton Police, New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance, Life Star and the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team were all at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, which is under investigation, is asked to call Canton police at 860-693-0221.

Fatal Crash on Route 44

April 22, 2017 Fire, Police 1 Comment

By John Fitts

Police have confirmed there was one fatality from a crash on Route 44 near the New Hartford town line Saturday afternoon.

Police said they received multiple 9-1-1 calls about the two-car accident at 1:46 p.m. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not immediately release the person’s identity.

The driver of the second vehicle was trapped and had to be extricated by members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, before being transported to an area hospital for serious injuries.

There were no passengers in the vehicles.

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department, Canton Police, New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance, Life Star and the North Central Municipal Accident Reconstruction Team were all at the scene. The road remained closed early Saturday evening.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, which is under investigation, is asked to call Canton police at 860-693-0221.

Canton volunteer firefighters, EMTs and fire police gather to celebrate

April 20, 2017 Community, Fire No Comments

CANTON — The town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS Department recently hosted an Awards Dinner to celebrate, recognize and honor the past five years of their service to Canton and the Farmington Valley community.
Pictured are: Gerry Holland, Chief’s Award of Appreciation; Ryan Kerr, Officer of the Year; Danielle Kerr, EMT of the Year; Leo LeBoeuf, Firefighter of the Year; Joseph Viener, Chief’s Award of Appreciation Missing from photo: David Bondanza, Top EMS Duty Hour Award.

See more in this week’s Valley Press.

Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Celebrates Volunteer Firefighter Day

April 12, 2017 Community, Fire No Comments

Submitted Release

On Sunday, April 23, 60 volunteer fire departments throughout the state will celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29, 2017) by holding open houses. The Town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS will be participating in this special event by opening the doors to its fire houses located at 14 Canton Springs Road (Canton Station) and 51 River Road (Collinsville Station) from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Visitors to the fire houses will be able to talk with volunteer firefighters about the work they do, explore fire apparatus and turnout gear, get a tour of the fire house, and fill out an application. For more information, visit www.cantonfireandems.org or find the department on Facebook at CantonFireDept… Continue Reading

Canton Volunteer Firefighters Respond to Brush Fire on Robin Drive

March 5, 2017 Fire No Comments

Residents Assist in Keeping Area Safe Until Fire Crews Arrive

Submitted Release, Photos by Myles Angell, Kevin Carley & Sylvia Cancela 

The town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department responded to a dispatch for a large brush fire behind a residence at 148 Robin Drive at 1:20 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Upon arrival, Canton fire crews on: Engines 1 and 3, Tanker 7, Squad 5 and Canton’s Ambulance found a 100 x 200 fire quickly spreading up a hill, towards a shed by a residence. Neighbors used rakes and other tools to keep dry leaves/brush away from the area until fire crews arrived.

“These efforts by the neighbors kept the fire from extending further,” said Department Chief Craig Robbins. … Continue Reading

Police: Passenger in Car that Crashed into Restaurant has Died

January 24, 2017 Fire, Police No Comments

The passenger in this vehicle has died from her injuries.
Photo by TAB Photographic

Canton police said the woman who was a passenger in the vehicle that struck the Crown and Hammer Restaurant has died. 

At approximately 12:30 p.m. Monday a car driven by Michael Stoppani crashed into the restaurant in downtown Collinsville. 

Margaret Stoppani, 86, of Canton, sustained fatal injuries, police said Tuesday morning. The Chief Medical Examiner’s office ruled the death accidental, with blunt injuries to torso, head and extremities. 

 Michael Stoppani sustained minor injuries. 

The town of Canton volunteer Fire and EMS Department extricated the woman from the vehicle and secured leaking water and gas in the building. 

Police said only one car was involved. They are also asking any witnesses to call 860-693-0221. 

See more about the incident in our previous story

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