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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, 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.”

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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. 

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Shaylee Mckeever Shaylee Mckeever Friday, June 27, 2014 12:47:58 PM That is sad:(
Andrew T. Caruso Andrew T. Caruso Friday, June 27, 2014 2:33:45 PM Rest in peace brother.
Robert Gift Robert Gift Friday, June 27, 2014 2:53:55 PM So sorry.
Zohie Allgood Zohie Allgood Friday, June 27, 2014 5:27:29 PM I feel. So. Sad
Melissa McKibben Melissa McKibben Friday, June 27, 2014 7:05:20 PM Heartbreaking.
Kenneth Taylor Kenneth Taylor Friday, June 27, 2014 7:19:26 PM Words are never enough when loved ones leave. There is always so many things that should have been said, and so many things which should have been done. Always kiss the ones you love and tell them so, when ever you are leaving them even for a moment or so.
Sharon Ann-Marie Jones Sharon Ann-Marie Jones Friday, June 27, 2014 7:23:07 PM R.I.P fellow worker ,we put over life on the line each day responding to calls an doing our jobs.a
Donna Thomas Donna Thomas Saturday, June 28, 2014 4:19:11 AM Keeping both families in our prayers
Dustin N Jodi Steward Dustin N Jodi Steward Saturday, June 28, 2014 4:34:02 PM Super sad. My heart and prayers to his fiance, family and fellow co workers.
Deb Hammons Deb Hammons Saturday, June 28, 2014 9:48:47 PM :(
Racin Theclock Racin Theclock Sunday, June 29, 2014 9:08:32 AM Terribly Sad... My prayers are with her and his family during this terrible tragic time, as well as the Brothers and Sisters of ASAP EMS... Rest Easy Brother... We'll Take It From Here.

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