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CANTON – The East Sparta Fire Department chief has paid $171 in court costs for a ticket he received for running a red light in connection with a collision between a fire truck and a tractor-trailer.

Canton Municipal Court Judge Mary Falvey imposed the sentence on Arnold “Arnie” Adams on Friday after he pleaded guilty and was found guilty, and also received two points on his driver’s license.

East Sparta: Fire chief receives ticket for collision between fire engine and tanker truck

The Ohio State Highway Patrol issued a ticket to Adams, 60, of Pike Township, for a May 4 crash on the Interstate 77 overpass at Faircrest Street SW.

The westbound tanker truck was investigating a fire at PSC Metals in Canton Township when it struck the tractor-trailer, which was turning left onto Faircrest Road from the southbound I-77 exit ramp.

See the photos: East Sparta fire truck collides with semi-trailer while responding to fire

Adams had previously told the Canton Repository that traffic at the intersection had come to a stop and the semi-trailer pulled in front of him as the fire truck approached the intersection.

The fire department’s tanker truck from 1998 was a total loss.

Reach Nancy at 330-580-8382 or [email protected]. On X, formerly known as Twitter: @nmolnarTR.

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