Laura Halsey, a firefighter/EMT with the Stroh Volunteer Fire Department, was killed when the ambulance she was driving was hit head-on by a private vehicle. The teenaged driver of the other vehicle also died instantly.
The paramedic attending the patient was also killed, and the patient later died of injuries suffered in the crash. Another Stroh EMT involved in the crash, who was pregnant, delivered a stillborn child the following day.
At the time of her death, Halsey served as the department's EMS director. She had previously held a full-time EMT position with LaGrange County but had opted for a volunteer role following her marriage, about a year before her death.
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