The news in February of a Seagrave fire truck involved in a crash in New York while it was being delivered has a local connection as the driver, Glenn E. Bennett is originally from the Northshore.

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New York State Police continue their investigation into the crash of a fire truck that occurred on Feb. 16, 2016 at 11:47 a.m. in East Fishkill on Interstate 84 eastbound.

Police said their investigation revealed that 64-year-old Glenn E. Bennett of Three Lakes, Wisconsin, was operating a 2016 Seagrave pumper truck eastbound on I84 in the area of Lime Kiln Road.

The brand new fire truck was traveling from Seagrave Fire Apparatus in Wisconsin to the Islip Terrace Fire Department where it would be placed in-service.

Police believe that Bennett suffered from a medical emergency causing him to exit the roadway on the northern shoulder.  The truck entered the median and stuck several trees before coming to rest.

Bennett was transported to Danbury Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

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On Tuesday, February 16th, reported that a serious accident involving a fire truck occurred on I-84 near Lime Kiln Road.

At the time police believed that Bennett suffered from a medical emergency causing him to exit the roadway on the northern shoulder.

According to a ‘You Caring Compassionate Crowdfunding’ website, it states:

Glenn delivers fire trucks for Seagrave, and has been a firefighter for over 30 years. He delivers brand new fire trucks all over the United States, even delivering a memorial truck to Manhattan after 9/11.

While delivering a fire truck to Long Island, NY, Glenn suffered a hemorrhagic stroke while driving, causing him to go off the road.

Glenn is currently in critical condition in Danbury, Connecticut. He is intubated, on a ventilator, and sedated to let his body rest. He has a drain in place to decrease the intracranial pressure in his brain.

Currently Glenn is showing positive neurological signs, such a moving his hands and feet, and has opened his eyes twice. He has left sided weakness from the stroke. Each day is touch and go, and we pray that he continues to show signs of improvement.

Glenn will have a very long road to recovery, and will be out of work for a significant amount of time.

Glenn is a well-known, amazing man. He is a father to three beautiful girls and has two grandchildren. He is a very hardworking man, and has friends all across the country at hundreds of fire departments that he has met delivering new trucks.

We, as Glenn’s family are asking for the brotherhood to come together for one of their own. Glenn has helped many other firefighters, even helping with recovery in Manhattan after 9/11.

Please help Glenn in his time of need and through his long road of recovery.

Continue to keep him in your prayers as well.

Currently, Glenn is reported to be in a southern Wisconsin rehab facility.