(Sunman, Ind.) - Local first responders are mourning the loss of one of their own in a tragic accident in Indianapolis.
Cody Medley, 22, was an emergency medical technician riding in an ambulance early Saturday morning. The ambulance was struck by a suspected drunk driver who allegedly ran a red light at Senate Avenue and St. Clair Street.
Police said the ambulance was not on an emergency run and had the right of way.
Medley and another Indianapolis EMS EMT in the ambulance, Tim McCormick, 24, of Greenwood, Indiana, were seriously injured. McCormick died at the hospital later Saturday. Medley followed on Sunday morning.
Medley joined the Sunman Rural Fire Department as a firefighter when he was 17, leaving for Indianapolis in June of 2010. Reports say that Medley was originally from Scranton, Pennsylvania where he attended high school.
Sunman Fire Chief Bill Craig called Medley a steward of his fellow man.
Dr. Charles Miramonti, Chief of Indianapolis EMS, said Cody was a skilled paramedic, loyal colleague, and wonderful friend.
“While the past 28 hours have been filled with extraordinary grief, loss and sadness, we’ve come together to remember two extraordinary young men,” Miramonti said.
A public safety workers memorial for Medley and McCormick will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 10:00 a.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Funeral services for Medley have not yet been announced, but will be shared on the Indianapolis EMS website, http://www.indianapolisems.org.