Veteran Idaho paramedic dies in off-duty rollover crash
Kevin Luby, who had been a paramedic since 2005, died at the scene of the crash after his vehicle drifted off the road before overturning
By EMS1 Staff
ONTARIO, Ore. — A paramedic died last week in an off-duty vehicle crash.
KTVB reported that paramedic Kevin Luby, 42, died at the scene of the crash after his SUV drifted off the road and overturned, rolling through lanes of the highway, according to police.
Luby had been a member of Ada County Paramedics since 2005 and also worked for the agency as a field training officer.
"Kevin was somebody that we've all worked closely with, one time or another," ACP spokesperson Hadley Mayes said. “[He] would always tell it to you straight, like it was, even if you didn't necessarily want to hear it. He would go out of his way to help his colleagues and his friends and family, without being asked."
Mayes added that Luby’s death was an “absolute shock.”
"He was just not a coworker, a colleague, he was a friend, he was a family member to each of us,” she said.
ACP posted about the “profound sadness” Luby’s colleagues were experiencing after learning about his death.
"Luby, colleague, friend, husband, father, son, paramedic … you are, and will forever be, so incredibly missed," the agency posted. "Ada County Paramedics will not be the same without your smiling face, witty humor and caring and loving disposition."
A GoFundMe was set up to help raise money for a memorial honoring Kevin’s memory. Click here to donate.
With profound sadness we've learned one of our own tragically passed last night. Kevin Luby, colleague, friend, husband, father, son, paramedic, Ada County Paramedics will not be the same without you. Thank you for your service. Rest in peace now, friend. pic.twitter.com/QsxWgCq73V— AdaCountyParamedics (@AdaParamedics) January 9, 2019