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Family of victim involved in deadly ambulance crash speaks out

The family of Dustin Sharp speaks out after he was killed in a crash on his way to work. (Photo credit: Brenda Irish)

A 21-year-old Burt man has died after police said an ambulance crashed into his car.

It happened around 6:30 Monday morning in Maple Grove Township.

Police said Dustin Sharp was on his way to work, when an MMR ambulance on its way back to headquarters went through a stop sign, hit Sharp's car and dropped 30 feet into the creek below.

Dustin's family called him a wonderful father, heck of a big brother and a loving fiance.

They said he always had a smile on his face, but now the only way they can see that smile is in pictures.

It's something, they said, they're having difficulty coming to terms with.

"His world was his baby girl," Dustin's aunt, Brenda Irish, said. "He was a wonderful father."

Brenda said she still can't believe he's gone.

"He was only 21... he was still a baby himself," she said. "They vow to save lives, not take lives... and he did not deserve this at all."

His family said not only was Dustin a father to his 1-year-old baby girl, but he and his fiance have a boy on the way.

"She's doing everything she can to keep calm because she's having pains already," Brenda said about his fiance.

The family said they are at a loss and all they want is answers.

"This should not be happening," she said. "It should not be someone we look up to like that taking the lives of our loved ones."

NBC25/ FOX66 News reached out to Mobile Medical Response, also known as MMR.

A rep said their two crew members are reported to be in stable but serious condition.

MMR said the company is cooperating fully with authorities.

The family has set up a Gofundme page to pay for expenses.


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