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NY fire chief accused of mishandling crash victim's body

Police: Coroner allegedly gave human remains to Chief Vincent Salerno, 50, for 'noncriminal use'


By Matt Gryta
The Buffalo News

CAMBRIA, N.Y. — A Niagara County coroner and the chief of a volunteer fire department have been charged with mishandling the remains of a man who was killed earlier this month in a head-on collision in Cambria, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour reported Friday.

Russell Jackman, the District 4 coroner, and Vincent Salerno, chief of the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, have been charged with obstructing governmental administration.

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