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2nd medic in crash dies

– A second medic died early Sunday from injuries sustained when a car collided with an ambulance that was not on an emergency run and had the right of way in downtown Indianapolis, authorities said.

Paramedic Cody Medley, 22, of Indianapolis, died about 3 a.m. Sunday at Wishard Hospital, said Dr. Charles Miramonti, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services chief. The driver of the ambulance, Tim McCormick, 24, Greenwood, died Saturday.

The wreck happened near the Statehouse shortly after 3:30 a.m. Saturday. The ambulance had the right of way, police said, because it had a flashing yellow traffic signal. The traffic signal for the car was flashing red. Both medics were wearing seat belts, police said.

3 die in house fire

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department said three people died in an early-morning house fire Sunday in Roachdale, 40 miles west of Indianapolis.

The department has not released the names of the three victims but said they are believed to be residents of the house. The Banner-Graphic in Greencastle reported that firefighters found a man and two women inside.

Petition started for fair-going students

Concerns about shortened summer vacations have prompted Indiana fair organizers to push for protections for students who miss school to attend agricultural events.

The Indiana Association of Fairs is circulating a petition calling for state legislation to ensure students aren’t punished if they miss class to attend an event such as the Indiana State Fair.

Indiana State plans to demolish towers

Indiana State University’s plan to demolish two 45-year-old towers is expected to cost about $4 million and could begin by the end of the year.

The buildings were erected in 1968 on the Terre Haute campus and have been used as residence halls and academic buildings.

They contain a total of 320,000 square feet of space, but ISU officials say they are expensive to maintain and aren’t energy efficient.