Carlton man succumbs from injuries in Sunday accident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 September 2017 at 4:47 pm

Photo from State Police: Rebecca and Randy Harrier both died from injuries in a car accident Sunday at the intersection of Route 31 and Taylor Hill Road.

Randy Harrier was active Carlton firefighter since 2002

KNOWLESVILLE – The husband of the woman who died in a car accident on Sunday near the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds has also died from his injuries.

Randy Harrier, 39, was a passenger in a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica in the fatal collision. The car was rear-ended by a 2007 Ford Taurus driven by Matthew Stanton, 22, of Medina.

Rebecca Harrier, 38, had stopped to make a left hand turn when the vehicle was hit from behind, State Troopers said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her husband was taken by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. Mr. Harrier was a volunteer firefighter with Carlton. The Fire Company confirmed that he died today.

The Harriers have three children.

Mr. Harrier was an active member of the Carlton Volunteer Fire Company since 2002. He most recently served in the fire police and as a driver. He also has been a mechanic and interior firefighter for Carlton.

“He was one of those people who no matter what was going on at the fire hall always had a smile on his face,” said Justin Niederhofer, Carlton’s assistant fire chief.

Harrier worked for Orchard Dale Fruit Company.

State Police are investigating the accident. They said alcohol and drugs are not a factor in the accident that occurred at about noon on Sunday, when the East Shelby Volunteer Fire Company was holding a car show, flea market and swap meet at the fairgrounds.

Carlton firefighters have posted this on Facebook in memory of Randy Harrier.

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