The thief who wrecked a Harrison Township fire engine Friday has died while being hospitalized.
19-year-old Brentley S. Montgomery stole a fire engine and crashed it on Charleston Pike, ejecting him from the truck. Montgomery was hospitalized at O.S.U. Medical Center in Columbus.
State patrol troopers had said he appeared to be impaired by alcohol or drugs. The last known address for Montgomery was in Lawrence County.
The 2003 Kenworth Fire Truck was totaled, and the engine house was also damaged.