INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two young emergency responders were remembered during a vigil early Sunday morning, marking the year anniversary of the deadly crash. 24-year-old Timothy McCormick and 22-year-old Cody Medley were killed on February 16th, 2013 when their ambulance collided with a car and flipped.
One year later people gathered at the intersection of Senate Avenue and St. Clair Streets to remember them. The group of about 100 people included McCormick’s mother. They lit candles and placed a wreath at the site.
“They were wonderful people and they were in EMS not just to do the work, but they were there to make a dent in the world around them and I was always impressed by that about the two of them,” said Dr. Charles Miramonti, Chief of Indianapolis EMS.
One of Medley’s best friends, Mateo Agresta, was at the accident scene that night. Agresta said he became close with Medley when the two worked as shift partners.
“I mean it’s something that’s on our minds every day and every day we go to work, I mean there’s not a day I don’t think about Tim and Cody and the accident,” said paramedic Mateo Agresta.
Prosecutors did not find enough evidence to file criminal charges in the case. 21-year-old Jade Hammer was driving the car that collided with the ambulance.
Indianapolis EMS has also set up a paramedic scholarship to carry on the work of McCormick and Medley. More information is available on the IEMS website.