Director Emeritus of National EMS Memorial Service Killed in N.J. Crash

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Kevin Agard, Director Emeritus of the National EMS Memorial Service, died last night in a two-vehicle crash, authorities and the group said.

Agard, 60, was “very instrumental with his service to the organization over the years,” according to Kevin Dillard, the founder and past president of the National EMS Memorial Service.

Agard’s “son called me,” Dillard said. “As soon as he called me, I knew something was wrong.”

Parsippany police said officers responded to the intersection of Route 46 and Baldwin Road on a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries just before 7 p.m. Tuesday. The investigation revealed a Chevrolet Cruze and a Nissan Altima collided.

The driver of the Cruze was transported to Morristown Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said. The driver of the Altima was transported to St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville where he was pronounced dead.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office said it would take a few days to confirm Agard was the driver of the Altima.

The crash remains under investigation. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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