The Glengarry News

Hwy 417

Firefighter rescues two people

publisher Jan 30, 2019 - 1:47pm

Off-duty North Glengarry firefighter Tristan Shannon rescued two people from a burning vehicle January 25 on Highway 417 near Vars.

Two people were struggling to get out of the car when he arrived on the scene.

After he helped them out of the burning vehicle, he dialed 9-1-1.

"Without the training I received as a firefighter, I wouldn't have known how fast the situation could escalate," he says.

Fatal on 417

publisher Jan 15, 2018 - 12:11pm

A 23-year-old Ottawa man died Saturday when the vehicle he was driving rolled over on the eastbound Highway 417 near Dunvegan.

Matthias Foks was pronounced deceased at the hospital after the vehicle left the roadway, rolled over, coming to rest in the centre median, reports the Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police detachment.