Prosecutor: No charges in deadly ambulance crash

February 28, 2013

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday that no charges will be filed against the driver involved in a deadly Feb. 16 collision with an ambulance downtown. Indianapolis paramedics Timothy McCormick, 24, and Cody Medley, 22, died from injuries sustained when their ambulance was struck by a car that failed to stop for a flashing red light. The driver of that car, 21-year-old Jade Hammer, admitted to consuming alcohol before the crash, but her blood-alcohol level was found to be 0.038 percent, well below the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Curry said the Indiana Supreme Court has held that failing to stop for a red light “does not constitute recklessness as a matter of law.”