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EMT struck, killed by truck while working I-65 crash

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Laura Elizabeth Pullam Laura Elizabeth Pullam
Orange paint marks the position of an ambulance along I-65. An EMT was struck by an automobile while responding to a crash. Orange paint marks the position of an ambulance along I-65. An EMT was struck by an automobile while responding to a crash.
Interstate 65 near Hope Hull (MM161) Interstate 65 near Hope Hull (MM161)
EMT Laura Pullam was working a wreck involving the blue car when the truck left the roadway. It struck and killed her. EMT Laura Pullam was working a wreck involving the blue car when the truck left the roadway. It struck and killed her.

Posted by: John Shryock - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Alabama State Troopers confirmed the death of an emergency medical technician who was struck by a vehicle while working a wreck on I-65 Wednesday morning.

EMT Laura Elizabeth Pullam, 29, of Lowndesboro was on the scene of a two motor vehicle crash around 9:00am on I-65 south at the 161 mile marker near Hope Hull when the vehicle hit her.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett with the Alabama State Troopers said that while Pullam was rendering aid to the victim of a crash, a 2006 Chevrolet pick-up truck left the roadway and struck her.

Pullam was rushed to Baptist South Hospital where she died from her injuries.

The driver of the truck, 42-year-old Robert Allen Cumbie of Montgomery, was not injured.

Jarrett said a preliminary investigation showed that Cumbie was speeding and passing traffic that had slowed due to icy road conditions and the emergency vehicles that were on the roadside.

State Troopers have initiated a traffic homicide investigation, which Jarrett said would be forwarded to the Montgomery D.A.'s office for review.

Numerous auto collisions were reported around the state as frigid temperatures created hazardous driving conditions. Icy roads and bridges along Alabama roads were the scene of numerous crashes Wednesday morning.

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