December 17, 2017

** Colorado medic, who disappeared while taking out the trash, still missing one year later

** Three New York ambulance employees killed in crash with tanker

UNITED STATES NEWS

** The family of missing Lakewood, Colorado paramedic Eric Pracht are preparing to mark the one year anniversary since his mysterious disappearance. That is the word from TheDenverChannel (Jaclyn Allen/July 5) which said Pracht’s relatives are looking for any leads that might help them solve why Eric went missing on July 22, 2016. According to the news station, Pracht vanished after apparently going outside to empty the trash. He was not wearing any shoes at the time and his car was not touched. He had also been in a heated argument just prior to leaving his home. Bank and phone records have not recorded any activity since his disappearance. In an effort to spur the public to come forward with information, Pracht’s family is planning yet another search for him. A $10,000 reward for info on his whereabouts still remains in place.

** Three New York ambulance employees are dead after the vehicle they were riding in crashed head-on into a jackknifed milk tanker. Syracuse.com (Kira Maddox/July 6) said the Wednesday crash near Sandy Creek claimed the lives of R.B. Lawrence Ambulance employees Corey E. Moore, 50, of Canton, Gregg P. Williams, 58, of De Kalb Junction, and Roderick C. Cota, 63, of Norwood. According to the newspaper, Cota, who was the service’s mechanic, was transporting the two other medics back to the station after their ambulance broke down following a Syracuse transport. Police say Cota’s vehicle went underneath the milk tanker upon impact and then into a ditch. All three died at the scene. Dr. Moonjohn Kim, 52, of Ellicott City, Maryland was in another car that also struck the tanker. He also died at the scene. The tanker’s driver, meanwhile, survived the crashes. Watertown resident Charles T. Howard III, 38, said he had swerved to avoid some deer just prior to the accidents. Police continue to investigate.

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