Medic killed in Miss. crash had just proposed to fiancé
He has been identified as Dennis Rushing; the name of the other medic killed is still being withheld
By EMS1 Staff
GREENE COUNTY, Miss. — One of the paramedics killed Tuesday in a fiery ambulance collision with an 18-wheeler had proposed to his fiancé two days before the crash.
He has been identified as Dennis Rushing, NR-Medic for ASAP EMS Greene County 2, Unit 80, wdam.com reports.
“He was the love of my life,” Kristian Broome said through tears. Rushing has proposed to her the Sunday before he died, at her baby shower.
“He got there right after we opened presents,” Broome said. “And he got on his knee and he asked me. And I said yes.”
The two had been dating less than a year, and Broome called their relationship special and rare. Although Rushing was not the biological father of her soon-to-be son, she said he was excited about the baby, and ready to take on the role of father.
Rushing, and another paramedic whose name is being withheld, were killed when they were responding to a call with lights but no sirens on Highway 63, and collided with a semi-truck pulling a bulldozer. The ambulance burst into flames.