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LODD: Mich. EMT struck, killed at earlier crash scene

A driver plowed into a single car crash scene, killing EMT Matthew Madigan and the 36-year-old driver of the initial crashed vehicle

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Duty Death: Matthew Madigan - [Detroit]

End of Service: 02/04/2023

Update at 3:50 p.m. on April 4:

DETROIT — The EMS provider killed in the incident was identified as EMT Matthew Madigan, 38, of Superior Ambulance Service, ABC 7 reported.

“On behalf of Superior Ambulance and the EMS community, we are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Matthew Madigan, an EMT out of Superior Ambulance of Michigan, was a valuable member of our team who embodied our core values of compassion, dedication, and excellence. We will forever be grateful for his commitment to serving others and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and condolences are with Matthew’s loved ones and colleagues during this difficult time,” a Facebook post by Superior Ambulance Service said.

Original reporting:

By Rachel Engel

DETROIT — An EMS provider was killed after he was struck by a vehicle while working an earlier crash scene, according to Michigan State Police.

EMT Matthew Madigan was tending to the single car crash victim when a man driving another vehicle spun out and struck both the provider and the initial crash victim, reported.

Both were killed at the scene.

“The Move Over law saves lives,” Michigan State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Mike Shaw wrote on Twitter in a post regarding the incident. “If you see an emergency vehicle with its lights on, slow down 10 mph below the speed limit and move over. It really is that simple. Our prayers go out to both families dealing with this tragedy.”