Funeral held for paramedic who died in ambulance crash

Jennifer Cross was remembered by her colleagues as a hero who made a difference in her patients’ lives

RACINE, Ohio — A funeral was held for a paramedic who died last week in an ambulance crash.

WOWKTV reported that paramedic Jennifer Cross, who was killed Friday when a vehicle crashed into her ambulance while she was on her way to a call, was laid to rest in the presence of family and colleagues, who described her as a hero.

"The impact that she had on many was unknowing," Jackson County EMS member Ryan Foster said. "Every patient she touched ... she made a difference in their life. She would do anything for you that she could at any time."

Foster added that Cross treated her patients as if they were family.

"She never treated a patient differently than she would have her own family," he said. "She was a very big family person, which has left a very big impact on her family here."

Cross’s family released a statement describing the impact she had on others.

“Jennifer was a dedicated public servant with 23 years in EMS and 10 years as a registered nurse,” the statement said. “She was moved and respected by her many peers. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and aunt with a larger than life, bubbly personality. This loss is great and will be felt across our communities for years to come. Although we shed tears for such a loss, we will also strive to remember her with the smiles and laughter she brought to everyone she knew.”


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