May 25, 2022

Deep River man killed Thursday night in Route 9 crash

DEEP RIVER– The son of a local volunteer firefighter was killed Thursday night in a one-car crash on Route 9 southbound. Gregory Paul Dee, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash that occurred Thursday between exits 6 and 5 of Route 9.

Dee was the son of James Dee, a longtime member of the Deep River Volunteer Fire Department. State Police reported that Dee was a passenger in a 2003 Toyota pickup that was operated by Mark Glowac, 28, of Essex.

Police said Glowac lost control of the vehicle, which crashed in to guardrails around 9 p.m. Thursday.  Police said the truck veered off in to a wooded area in the highway median.

Glowac was later arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The crash remains under investigation by state police. Calling hours for Dee are Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Deep River Congregational Church, with funeral services scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.