Paramedic Bryan W. Allred

Photo of Paramedic Bryan W. Allred
Last Call: Sat, Dec 21st, 1996
Cause of Death: Motor Vehicle Accident (Response)
Service Time: 11 years
Age: 30


His wife Mary, daughters Samantha (6) and Emily (3).


Paramedic Allred, his ambulance crew and members of the Stroh Volunteer Fire Dept EMS, responded to a motor vehicle accident -- a car had hit a tree. It was 3:40 A.M. The crew stabilized the driver and started enroute to the hospital. Paramedic Allred was in the back of the ambulance with the patient.

While enroute to the hospital with lights and siren activated, a car driven by a 17 year old crossed over the centerline and hit the ambulance head-on. It was 4:25 A.M.

The ambulance driver, Stroh VFD EMT Laura Halsey and the 17 year old driver of the car were killed instantly. Paramedic Bryan Allred, who was attending the patient, died within 30 minutes of the accident from massive head injuries. Natalie Kocher, another Stroh EMT Vol, 22 and pregnant, was injured and taken to the hospital where her son was stillborn the next morning. The patient received additional injuries from the car-ambulance collision and later died.

Alcohol was a factor in both crashes.

(The ambulance patient's brother was also killed in a separate crash. He had been notified of the first crash involving his brother and was en route to the scene.)


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LaGrange, Indiana 46761
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