Firefighter cited after crash that killed St. Jude employee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis firefighter has been cited after a crash that killed a St. Jude employee in April.

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

Police said 33-year-old Josh Bichelman was driving down Walnut Grove, trying to turn left onto Mendenhall.

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

Bichelman was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

He has now been cited with failure to yield right of way, resulting in death, and faces a fine and losing his license for a period of time.

Bichelman was the bone marrow transplant coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a husband, and father to a young son.


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