Second Ambulance Crew Member Dies after Downtown Crash
Cody Medley (Photo courtesy IEMS)
The second crew member injured in an ambulance crash Saturday morning in downtown Indianapolis has died.
Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) reports paramedic Cody Medley, 22, died early Sunday morning. Medley joined the IEMS team in June 2010. He is originally from Scranton, PA and was a member of the Sunman, Ind. Fire Department before joining IEMS. Friends describe him as a fun, outgoing man who greatly enjoyed his job.
Medley and EMT Timothy McCormick, 24, were in their ambulance on Senate Avenue early Saturday morning when they were struck by a car driven by Jade Hammer, 21. McCormick died a few hours after the crash. Authorities believe Hammer may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. She was taken to Wishard Hospital for a legal blood draw. However, the results are not yet available.
IEMS chief Dr. Charles Miramonti told the media Sunday, "While the past 28 hours have been filled with extraordinary grief, loss, and sadness, we've come together to remember two extraordinary young men."
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard has ordered all flags in the city to be lowered to half staff in honor of the EMTs. Governor Mike Pence has ordered all flags at state facilities in Marion County to be lowered to half staff as well. Businesses and residents are encourage to do the same.