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Dad being treated steps out of Tenn. ambulance, is fatally hit by semi

Ross Comeaux told the treating paramedic he forgot something in his vehicle and was struck while crossing the highway



By Moira Ritter
The Charlotte Observer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Following a car crash, a dad of two was killed when he was hit by a semi-truck on a highway in Nashville, Tennessee police say.

Nashville police said Ross Comeaux was struck by a semi driving northbound on Interstate 65 on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The crash came shortly after Comeaux had struck a metal guardrail and concrete wall in his car.

Comeaux, 46, was receiving treatment in an ambulance from the initial wreck when he told the paramedic he forgot something, according to a news release from the police department. He stepped out of the ambulance and was crossing the interstate when he was hit and killed by a semi-truck.

Officers said neither Comeaux or the truck driver showed signs of impairment.

Comeaux, who was a husband and a dad to a 4-year-old and 7-year-old, loved soccer and was a great brother, according to his younger brother.

“There aren’t any words,” Comeaux’s brother shared in a Facebook post. “We spoke for hours on end about professional soccer and college football.”

“Ross was such a good man,” a friend commented. “Was a guy every kid in the neighborhood looked up to.”

“Ross was an idol to me and many others,” another friend commented.


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