Lexington Underwriter Warmuth Killed in Boston Duck Boat Crash

May 2, 2016

Allison Warmuth, senior underwriter in healthcare at Lexington Insurance, was killed in a tragic accident Saturday after the scooter she was driving was struck by a duck boat in downtown Boston.

Warmuth, 28, was also an associate board member of the Boston chapter of Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague Allison Warmuth. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Allison’s family and all who were closest to her,” American International Group, Lexington’s parent company, said in a statement.

The Boston Globe reported that the crash occurred at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday near the Boston Common.

Eyewitnesses said the duck boat was stopped at a red light waiting to turn onto Beacon Hill. Warmuth tried to accelerate when the amphibious vehicle began to move behind her. People shouted for the vehicle’s driver to stop, but when it did it was too late.

Warmuth joined Lexington Insurance right out of college at age 22. She wrote multimillion-dollar policies for hospitals.

“She was an incredible person,” her mother, Martha Warmuth, told the Boston Globe. “She could do just about anything.”

“She thought she had one of the greatest jobs in the world,” her father, Ivan Warmuth, told the Globe. “She felt like she was in a field that was an unknown gem.”

The Suffolk district attorney’s office said the collision is under investigation.

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  • May 5, 2016 at 3:36 pm
    Agent says:
    Any commercial enterprise using vehicles for livery should scrutinize drivers records before putting them behind the wheel. If the MVR is bad, they don't drive. My guess is ... read more
  • May 3, 2016 at 2:13 pm
    Wally says:
    The driver of the duck boat had a poor MVR. "The driving record includes 10 speeding violations, one accident, and several more minor violations over a 22-year period. In all,... read more
  • May 3, 2016 at 11:13 am
    Carol says:
    Maybe the duck boats should have driverless technology so they can "see" better. That way the duck boats, mopeds, pedestrians and bicyclists can all share the road.
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