Parents of woman killed in duck boat crash said she ‘brought happiness everywhere she went’

Allison Warmuth
Allison Warmuth. –Ivan Warmuth

Allison Warmuth’s parents told The Boston Globe their daughter was an “incredible person” who “brought happiness everywhere she went.”

Warmuth was killed after she was struck by a duck boat in Boston over the weekend.

Warmuth, 28,  was driving a red moped when it crashed with a duck boat at the intersection of Beacon and Charles streets Saturday morning. The accident, which happened near her Beacon Hill home, is under investigation and the driver of the duck boat has not been charged.

“Her personality just brought such light and grace into the room,” her father, Ivan Warmuth, told the Globe. “You just felt good to be around her. She brought happiness everywhere she went.”


Warmuth grew up in Ohio and moved to Boston five years ago after landing a job at Lexington Insurance Company, where she worked as an insurance underwriter. She was about to accept a promotion in Chicago, her parents said.

She was an adventurer who skiied, golfed, and went cliff jumping in the Adirondack Mountains. She went skydiving with her dad for his 60th birthday. Warmuth volunteered at the Women’s Lunch Place in Boston, a shelter for women and children.

“She was kind, intelligent, fun, and sweet,” Sarah Hopkins, who met Warmuth at American International Group, Lexington’s parent company, told the Globe. “She was successful in her career and charitable in her personal life. She had a love for life and her friends and family and was the epitome of being beautiful inside and out.”

Read the full story in the Globe.

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