Anniversary Of Accident That Killed A Paramedic & Pregnant Woman

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

She died doing what she loved; now people who knew paramedic Christa Burchett are helping save lives in her honor.

Thursday marked one year since Burchett was killed while helping accident victim.

Friends and family are honoring her and the woman she was trying to help.

Christa Burchett's family friends and co workers paused for a moment of silence at 10:07am the time of her death this day last year.

The paramedic gave her life helping another. Burchett was trying to put 24-year old Erica Brown, who was pregnant in an ambulance after a minor wreck, when police say a coal truck slid on icy roads into them.

The collision killed both women and the unborn child.

Family and friends are keeping her giving spirit alive. They held a blood drive in her memory.

Nearly 100 donated.

Some knew Burchett well, others never met her.

They are also honoring brown and her unborn child.

Friends say they still haven't healed from the loss and now they are saving lives to keep her memory alive.

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