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)
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.