While responding to an emergency call for a male with chest pain, Chief Miller died from injuries sustained when the fire department ambulance he was a passenger in collided with a slow moving backhoe loader. The driver and one other crew member on board the ambulance were not injured. The ambulance was traveling east on Bovee Road in Riga, New York, when the accident occurred. According to media reports quoting law enforcement officials, early morning sunshine and fog were contributing factors to the fatal accident which remains under investigation by local and state authorities.
Incident Location: Bovee Road and Brew Road, Riga, NY (U.S. National Grid: 18T TN 6143 7010)
Bergen Fire Department
PO Box 428, 10 Hunter ST
U.S. National Grid: 18T TN 6055 7492
Bergen, New York 14416-0428
Chief: Kevin Finucane
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.