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    Bonham, Texas Firefighter/EMT Dies in Head-Crash

    Bonham, Texas Firefighter/EMT Dies in Head-Crash

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    Updated: 01-21-2003 03:49:12 PM

    A head-on collision involving an ambulance responding to a fatal accident has claimed the life of a Bonham Firefighter/EMT, and seriously injured the Firefighter/Paramedic driver.

    At 6:08 a.m. Sunday, Medic 3 from the Bonham, Texas Fire Department was involved in the accident while responding to a serious MVA, according to Fire Chief Mike Baker.

    Firefighter/EMT-I James Edward Taylor, 28, of Blossom, Texas, was killed.

    According to Texas State Police, Taylor was in a 1995 Ford ambulance traveling East bound on Highway 56 in Fannin County.

    He was responding to an accident call when a 2001 PT Cruiser traveling West on Highway 56 swerved sharply into the East bound lane. The front right of the vehicle struck the ambulance and both vehicles caught fire after impact. Taylor died at the scene at 6:55 am.

    Taylor, who had been with the combination department for six months as a paid firefighter/EMT, leaves behind a wife and two children.

    Taylor was also a volunteer at the Blossom, Texas fire department, Baker said. Taylor previously worked at a private ambulance service before being hired at Bonham.

    Firefighter/Paramedic David Hale, 31, the driver of the unit, was listed in guarded condition at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham, Monday.

    The woman driving the PT Cruiser, Kathy Deleon, 35, a nurses aid from Honey, Texas, also died at the scene.

    The ambulance was responding to a serious collision where a victim was killed and a second critically injured.

    Texas State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident involving Medic 3.


    According to the Bonham Fire Department, The Taylor family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the James Taylor Memorial Fund at Bonham State Bank, Bonham, Texas, or to the Blossom Volunteer Fire Department in Blossom.

    Visitation will be held at Bright-Holland Funeral Home in Paris on Tuesday evening, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Prairiland High School in Pattonville at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.



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    Taylor, James Edward

    Age: 28
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Career
    Incident Date: 01/19/2003
    Incident Time: 06:08
    Death Date: 01/19/2003

    Cause of Death: Struck By/Contact with Object
    Nature of Death: Internal Trauma
    Emergency Duty: Yes
    Duty Type: Responding/Returning from Alarm
    Activity Type: Riding Vehicle/Apparatus
    Fixed Prop. Use: Street/Road

    Fire Dept. Info:
    Bonham Fire Department
    220 E 5th St.
    Bonham, Texas 75418
    Chief: Michael Baker

    Initial Summary:
    Firefighter Taylor died from injuries received when the ambulance in which he was riding was involved in an accident while responding to another fatal motor vehicle accident. Funeral: Prairiland High School in Pattonville Texas on January 22, 2003 at 1600 hours.

    Memorial Fund Info:
    Bonham Fire Department Chief Michael BAKER may be reached for donation information at the Bonham Fire Department's phone number (903) 583-3731.


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    Bonham, Texas Firefighter/EMT Dies in Head-Crash

    FIREHOUSE.COM NEWS

    Updated: 01-21-2003 03:49:12 PM

    A head-on collision involving an ambulance responding to a fatal accident has claimed the life of a Bonham Firefighter/EMT, and seriously injured the Firefighter/Paramedic driver.

    At 6:08 a.m. Sunday, Medic 3 from the Bonham, Texas Fire Department was involved in the accident while responding to a serious MVA, according to Fire Chief Mike Baker.

    Firefighter/EMT-I James Edward Taylor, 28, of Blossom, Texas, was killed.

    According to Texas State Police, Taylor was in a 1995 Ford ambulance traveling East bound on Highway 56 in Fannin County.

    He was responding to an accident call when a 2001 PT Cruiser traveling West on Highway 56 swerved sharply into the East bound lane. The front right of the vehicle struck the ambulance and both vehicles caught fire after impact. Taylor died at the scene at 6:55 am.

    Taylor, who had been with the combination department for six months as a paid firefighter/EMT, leaves behind a wife and two children.

    Taylor was also a volunteer at the Blossom, Texas fire department, Baker said. Taylor previously worked at a private ambulance service before being hired at Bonham.

    Firefighter/Paramedic David Hale, 31, the driver of the unit, was listed in guarded condition at Northeast Medical Center in Bonham, Monday.

    The woman driving the PT Cruiser, Kathy Deleon, 35, a nurses aid from Honey, Texas, also died at the scene.

    The ambulance was responding to a serious collision where a victim was killed and a second critically injured.

    Texas State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident involving Medic 3.

    This was my best friendthere was no one like James. He was the greatest man alive I believe, he always had something to say that would make you laugh. He never met a stranger he was the kind of person that should have been in this world for a long time. He would make your day day better no matter what. I miss him more than anyone could know and I love him with all my heart. I love and miss you James.
    Sinceerely Christy White
    Last edited by SeaBreeze; 08-08-2004 at 10:09 PM. Reason: Fix the quoted portion of message

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