Va. Woman Killed in Crash with First Aid Vehicle Remembered

Va. Woman Killed in Crash with First Aid Vehicle Remembered

News Dec 12, 2012

Dec. 12--It's been two years since Karen Kay Green died in a traffic accident in downtown Waynesboro, but the pain of her loss remains deep for family and friends.

They gathered Tuesday night for a candlelight vigil in remembrance of what would have been her 59th birthday.

The ceremony was held near the intersection of Wayne Avenue and Broad Street, where Green's Nissan Sentra collided with a Waynesboro First Aid Crew vehicle on Dec. 8, 2010.

The First Aid Crew vehicle was leading an ambulance to a trauma call.

Green died a day later at the University of Virginia Medical Center from injuries sustained in the accident.

A subsequent joint investigation of the wreck by Waynesboro and state police ruled that Green drove through a red light at the intersection, Waynesboro police said.

"She was a loving person, and I miss her so much," Synthia Brooks, Green's sister, said Tuesday night.

Another sister, Sydney Flipping, still finds the investigation finding difficult to believe.

"Karen was such a cautious driver," Flipping said. "She would not have run a red light."

She remembers Green as an affectionate person.

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"She was always telling people she loved them," Flipping said. "She always wanted hugs, and was always good at complimenting people."

Flipping said the family doesn't have closure from the accident, and would like a new investigation.

Green's daughter, Joncy Brooks, said the family only wants justice in the case.

Susan Sweet, president of the Waynesboro First Aid Crew, said the agency's "hearts continue to go out" to Green's family.

"And we continue to respect their privacy,'' Sweet said.

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