Man Who Fought To Save Children’s Lives Loses His In Crash

(Memphis) As the bone marrow transplant coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 33-year-old Josh Bichelman worked to save lives, but in the blink of an eye, he lost his own.

He was a husband and father to a young son.

The crash happened on April 5 at the intersection of Walnut Grove and Mendenhall.

Police said Bichelman was driving down Walnut Grove, trying to turn left onto Mendenhall.

That’s when witnesses say Memphis firefighter Lt. Raymond Glover ran a red light, forcing Bichelman’s car into a utility pole.

Bichelman was pronounced dead on the scene.

Lt. Glover was off duty at the time of the crash and was not given a sobriety test.

Memphis police are still investigating the crash.

However, the District Attorney’s Office said even if Glover ran the light, he would most likely only be given a traffic violation, not criminal charges.

They say criminal intent would have to be proven or another factor would have had to contribute to the cause of the crash.

WREG tried to speak with Glover at Fire Station 8 Wednesday, but he refused to talk.

Memphis police, fire and the DA’s office also declined to do interviews.

Bichelman’s family said they appreciate WREG investigating why Glover has not been charged, but are too emotional to speak about the crash yet.

Police could not say when their investigation will be complete.


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