December 28, 2013

Cory Haley - a young man struck down while jogging in Pennsylvania

Cory Haley, age 24, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, died on December 24, 2013, at a hospital in York, Pennsylvania.

Cory was a member of the Winterstown Volunteer Fire Company No. 45.

Cory had been working out at a gym in Red Lion and was jogging home at about 5:20 p.m. when he was struck by two different vehicles. He was struck by a car and thrown into the path of a pickup truck which ran over him.

He was transported to the hospital where he died during surgery. The cause of death is multiple blunt force trauma.

While he was jogging, Cory was wearing a reflective band vest to give notice to drivers that he was on the roadway.

Anyone with information about this tragic incident is urged to call Officer James Hess Jr. of York Area Regional Police at (717) 741-1259.

No charges have been laid in connection with Cory's death. However, we must remember several things:

Driving is a privilege, not a right.
Cars and trucks are 4,000 pound death machines. They aren't toys.
Pedestrians have the right of way - every time.
Drivers often speed like a bat out of hell, mowing down everything in their path.
Drivers often drive impaired from drugs and alcohol.

This may not be the case in this circumstance. But Cory didn't run into a vehicle. A vehicle ran into him.

The Volunteer Fire Department is in mourning over the loss of their brother.

Cory worked as a machinist. He was engaged to be married in February of 2014. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

He was planning on joining the U.S. Air Force in March. He wanted to be part of a para-rescue unit.

He jogged frequently in order to keep in top shape for his intended upcoming military career.

Family members stated that Cory enjoyed skydiving, paintball and camping. He loved life, people and the Lord.

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for
Cory and for those who
have lost him

Friends stated that Cory strove to be the best that he could be in whatever he did. He was often at the fire station helping out with mundane tasks if they needed to be done.

He was eager, helpful and full of life.

Cory is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his parents, Dorothy and Earl Haley; and his fiancée, Brittni Graham.

Thank you for your service to the public, Cory.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray that Cory is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Brittni Graham. I am the fiance of Cory Haley, I was browsing the internet when I came across your article. I appreciate your views on everything. Cory was a very safe person and like you said a pedestrian always has the right of way. Thank you for your touching article. He is missed by so many but we know in our hearts that he is in heaven, his faith was very strong and he is an angel in our eyes.