Coworkers remember EMT killed in wreck a year ago
Belinda Gale Rivers, 43, of Sandhills Ambulance, died when tractor trailer hit ambulance in which she was riding
CHERAW, S.C. — A candle glows inside the bay at Sandhills Ambulance Service in Cheraw, S.C. A light illuminating the bright smile of a woman who dedicated her life to saving other lives.
A year ago, 43-year-old Gale Rivers and ambulance driver Cory Brown were in Monroe about to pick up a patient. They had just finished lunch when Brown accidentally pulled out into traffic on Highway 74. An 18-wheeler struck them, killing Rivers.
On Wednesday, her former co-workers remembered her with a memorial set up in the ambulance bay at Sandhills. Meg Norton runs the small company with about twenty five employees. Losing Rivers left a big hole in their family.