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LODD: Texas medic killed in fiery ambulance crash

Raymond Bernard Allison, 52, died when an ambulance crashed on an icy road; the patient and his brother were also killed and the EMT driving was injured

Duty Death: Raymond Bernard Allison - [Sterling City, Texas]

End of Service: 02/11/2014

STERLING CITY, Texas — An ambulance making an emergency run from Sterling City to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo Tuesday morning at 1:47 a.m. ended tragically when a crash and subsequent fire resulted in three individuals losing their lives.

The ambulance was traveling southbound on U.S. 87, 1.9 miles south of Carlsbad (10 miles north of San Angelo), when it began to lose control on an icy patch of highway, causing the vehicle to slide of the road to the left and into the center median. The driver of the ambulance overcorrected back to the right, crossing both southbound lanes before sliding off the right side of the highway and hitting the west ditch, where the vehicle rolled. The ambulance came to a stop upside down facing northeast in the west ditch of U.S. 87, where it caught fire and burned, a DPS press release states.

Paramedic Raymond Bernard Allison, 52, as well as the patient, 45-year-old Jose Cruz Gonzales Gurrola, and a laborer named Anacleto Gonzalez Gurrola, 43, all perished in the crash. The three victims were pronounced dead at the scene by Tom Green County Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard and their bodies were transported to Robert Massie Funeral Home in San Angelo. Allison was from Sterling City, the Gurrolas, who are brothers, were from San Angelo. The driver of the ambulance, 45-year-old Joann Adamiak Moore of Sterling City, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.

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Russ Hillegass Russ Hillegass Tuesday, February 11, 2014 4:38:58 PM Rest in peace brother. We'll take it from here.
Vince Warde Vince Warde Tuesday, February 11, 2014 7:55:20 PM My prayers go out to all, including the driver.
Jamie Bingham Jamie Bingham Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:43:42 AM Obviously much sadness when we lose a brother or sister in EMS. Our prayers to the family and friends. I 'm sorry if this seems trivial, but about the article. Now, in EMS, especially in those not fire department related (this is a compliment to their professionalism BTW) we are always struggling to be more recognized in the medical community as the professionals we are (and not just "technicians" or ambulance drivers"), but this is a sad and disheartening article on a topic that's been far too common of can we not use the slang "ambo" here. I get it, it sounds cool to someone in the right situation , I guess, but do we really have to cut out a few letters? Is it that essential here? I am sorry, as most or some may not agree, but I think it sounds tacky and out of place for such a sensitive news article. This caught my eye only second to the losing a friend and colleague and I feel it trivialized it -though were all smart enough to know it's not a trivial subject. That's my 2 cents, for now.

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