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Kendall James Murphy

Shortly after arriving on the scene of a motor vehicle crash, Firefighter Kendall James Murphy was struck and killed by another firefighter who was responding to the same accident scene in his privately owned pickup truck. The second firefighter, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol registering a blood alcohol level of 0.21 percent, was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death, and reckless driving.

Incident Location: 7814 East Old US HWY 50, Montgomery, IN 47558, Montgomery, IN 47558 (U.S. National Grid: 16S DH 9843 7769)

Department Information

Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department
370 N Main ST
U.S. National Grid: 16S DH 9617 7964
Montgomery, Indiana 47558

Chief: Tim Showalter

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 27 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident date: Nov 10, 2017 21:55
Date of death: Nov 10, 2017 
Cause of death: Vehicle Collision - Includes Aircraft 
Nature of death: Trauma 
Activity type: Other 
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire 
Fixed property use: Street/Road