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2 medics killed in Ind. ambulance crash

These are the first LODDs of EMS workers in Indianapolis history; Medly had been a firefighter before joining IEMS

The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — A second medic has died from injuries sustained when a car collided with an ambulance in downtown Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services chief Dr. Charles Miramonti said that 22-year-old paramedic Cody Medley died early Sunday morning at Wishard Hospital from severe injuries

The driver of the ambulance, 24-year-old Tim McCormick from the Indianapolis suburb of Greenwood, died Saturday.

The accident happened shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday at an intersection near the Indiana Statehouse. Police said the ambulance was not on an emergency run and had the right of way.

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Medley was originally from Scranton, Pa.

Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said Saturday that McCormick's death was the first known line-of-duty death of an emergency services worker in Indianapolis' history.

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Richard D Dollhopf Jr Richard D Dollhopf Jr Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:57:39 AM Sad day for the brotherhood
Diana Fralich Diana Fralich Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:01:35 PM So sorry....RIP in peace...we'll take it from here.
Kim Wright Kim Wright Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:06:52 PM This is so sad!
Valarie Pearce Crockett Valarie Pearce Crockett Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:25:59 PM May the families of the two rescue personal killed in the ambulance accidents have the faith and the power in there higher power to overcome such a sorrowful time. Prayers go out to the friends and family of both men.
Gary White Gary White Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:30:43 PM This is one of the dangers faced by our EMS brothers and sisters every day. May God bless the families of these two brothers in this most difficult time.
Mitzi Young Mitzi Young Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:30:49 PM Praying for them and their families.
John Dorey John Dorey Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:38:51 PM Prayers for the familys of the two paramedics.
James Jetzke James Jetzke Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:52:39 PM R.I.P BROTHERS
James Jetzke James Jetzke Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:52:57 PM REST EASY
Robyn Wisniewski Robyn Wisniewski Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:10:57 PM That is so sad.
Andrew Jordan Andrew Jordan Sunday, February 17, 2013 1:45:15 PM RIP brothers
James Hubbell James Hubbell Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:32:56 PM My heart goes out to the family of the two guys and to all the brothers and family that thay left behind. I know what it is like to lose a brother wother he is a emt/ems or a firefighter its all the same we are a family. When one falls we all fell it and are there for each other and for the familys, I pray that we can all pull thought this and try to remember are brothers in a good way. if all need a reason to remember something go read palms 23 it will help. I have post all this story and the other one from texas in my groups on facebook so that other can pray for the familys and for the brothers of the two fallen brothers. You have fallen but you will never be forgotten. <3
Tiffany L. Cougle Tiffany L. Cougle Sunday, February 17, 2013 3:44:41 PM As a fellow emt/fire fighter I am very sad to hear this. My heart and prayers go out to these young mens families. God bless you
Miranda LeeAnn Vestal Miranda LeeAnn Vestal Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:07:33 PM May gods peace be with the families of our fallen brothers.
Marcello Rocco Savella Marcello Rocco Savella Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:48:46 PM This news grieved me much, unfortunately accidents happen often ambulances and not good. Yesterday with a colleague in fulfillment of an intervention in codige yellow I found motorists impassive to the sirens, I was not even as an ambulance in an emergency.
Nanticoke Ems Nanticoke Ems Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:28:04 PM Our hearts go out to these life-savers and their families, coworkers and the many people that weill miss them. Please note that Paramedic Medley is from our region (Scranton).
Ryan Brown Ryan Brown Sunday, February 17, 2013 5:35:52 PM R.I.P
CJ Colletti CJ Colletti Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:15:57 PM Sad year
Steve Melde Steve Melde Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:31:41 PM Condolences to the family, friends and coworkers. RIP Brothers.
Cliff Hickman Cliff Hickman Monday, February 18, 2013 5:17:50 PM RIP brothers.
Edgar David Spore Edgar David Spore Tuesday, February 19, 2013 5:44:54 PM what the hell is wrong with people, this was a waste of life. two emts killed. states need to add laws regarding the wrongful death of our first responders.
Kenneth Barnes Kenneth Barnes Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:24:21 PM Prayers to all.
Kenneth Barnes Kenneth Barnes Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:24:59 PM R.I.P. Prayers
Trice Burgess Trice Burgess Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:53:27 PM Sadness for the loss of these two dedicated EMS brothers. May the Good Lord be with their families, friends and coworkers during this time of grief. Please remember them in all in your thoughts and prayers. :'(
Sam Thompson Sam Thompson Tuesday, February 19, 2013 8:18:32 PM RIP. Another f##king drunk driver escapes injury. Lock her up and throw away the key.
Mike Fox Mike Fox Wednesday, February 20, 2013 3:17:18 PM No words can say the sorrow that is felt for the loss of these two Medics. Always tragic when something like this happens. My heart goes out to all involved.
DDr Pham DDr Pham Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:12:08 PM so sad
Dale Kerr Dale Kerr Saturday, March 02, 2013 9:13:00 PM Hi Kenneth,I seen a post from you and I would like to talk to you about your broken bones.I have 64 broken bones was crushed,and want to talk to you please send me a friends request please and also about the infections...

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