The investigation into Saturday morning’s crash that killed a paramedic and an EMT worker continues, and charges could still be several weeks away.
Timothy McCormick, 24, and Cody Medley, 22, were killed after a car, driven by 21-year-old Jade Hammer, ran a flashing red light at St. Clair and Senate Avenue. Hammer’s car collided with an ambulance McCormick and Medley were traveling in, prompting the ambulance to then crash into a parked SUV.
Hammer told investigators she had a couple of weak alcoholic beverages at a bar hours prior to the crash. Sources told Fox59 Hammer tested below the state legal limit of .08 percent for alcohol, which one source called borderline for a driving while intoxicated charge.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office sent a sample of Hammer’s blood to the state forensic lab for testing of alcohol and drugs. Her blood was drawn at Wishard Memorial Hospital two hours after the fatal collision.
Authorities said no charging decisions will be made until the preliminary investigation is complete.