Two Indianapolis EMS workers, including a Greenwood man, were killed over the weekend after a vehicle crashed into the ambulance they were driving.
Timothy C. McCormick, 24, of Greenwood, an emergency medical technician for Indianapolis EMT, died at the scene of the crash, which happened about 3:37 a.m. at the intersection of St. Clair Street and Senate Avenue.
A second EMS worker, Cody S, Medley, 22, of Indianapolis, died early Sunday morning at Wishard Hospital.
McCormick had joined Indianapolis EMS in 2010, and was originally from New York. He had trained to become an EMT in New York, recently attended Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis and was an Eagle Scout, a new release from the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety said.
Medley also joined Indianapolis EMS in 2010, and attended high school in Scranton, Penn, the news release said.
“I call upon the citizens of our city to remember them, their families and the first responders in their thoughts and prayers,” said Troy Riggis, director of the Indianapolis Department of Public safety.
McCormick and Medley were driving south on Senate Avenue when they were hit by a Jade Hammer, 21, of Indianapolis, who was driving west on St. Clair Street. The intersection where the accident happened had a yellow light flashing for traffic on Senate Avenue, and a red light flashing for traffic on St. Clair Street, a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
After the ambulance was struck it rolled onto its side and slid into a parked vehicle. No one else was in the ambulance at the time of the crash, the release said.
Hammer was also taken to Wishard and treated for a minor head injury, the release said.
Hammer told police she’s new to Indianapolis and doesn’t know the area well, and that she was using listening to the audio of a GPS device shortly before the crash. Police conducted a blood draw to check for intoxicants about two hours after the crash, and currently no one has been arrested or is being held, an IMPD crash report said.