On the morning of February 2, 2015 a member of the Alpha Fire Company posted a tweet to advise followers that East College Avenue was closed due to a serious motor vehicle accident. Sadly, this accident resulted in a fatality. The tweet included a photograph depicting the severity of the crash.
This tweet should not have included a photo. The intent of the person posting was to explain the reason for the road closure, remind people that the roads are more treacherous than many believe, and that the road will be closed for an extended period. This could have, and should have, been conveyed without inclusion of the photo.
We truly regret any harm to any person who was upset or offended by the posting of this photograph. It was unnecessary, it is inconsistent with our policies, and we regret the action.
Questions regarding this information may be directed to: Steven W. Bair, Centre Region Fire Director: 814-237-4127.