ESSEX— A 28-year-old Deep River man who had served as a local volunteer firefighter was killed Monday morning when his vehicle collided with a town street sweeper on Route 154.
State police reported Anthony Camire Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene when a Volkswagon Jetta he was driving crossed the center line and collided with the sweeper operated by 27 year-old Ryan Welch, a, Essex public works employee. The accident was reported at 7:42 a.m. Camire was travelling northbound, with the street sweeper going southbound, when the crash occurred at a sharp curve just south of the Route 9 exit 4 interchange.
Camire, who worked as an electrician, had served as a volunteer firefighter with the Deep River and Chester volunteer fire departments. The accident remains under investigation by state police.