HVA line of duty death of an EMT on accident scene.

At approximately 6:10 a.m. January 26, 2008, Jackson Community Ambulance Emergency Medical Technician Cheryl Kiefer was struck by a vehicle and fatally injured. She and another medic were on an ambulance returning to Jackson County when they observed an accident on eastbound I-94 at Kalmbach Road in Sylvan Township, Washtenaw County. They turned around and were assisting the accident victim when another car lost control and struck Kiefer. She was critically injured and trapped in the wreckage until extricated by the Chelsea Area Fire Authority. JCA and Huron Valley Ambulance paramedics transported her to the Trauma Center at the University of Michigan Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at approximately 8:45 a.m. No one else was transported from either accident scene.

Ms. Kiefer was 23 years old and a resident of Brooklyn. She is survived by her parents and one sister. She had been working for JCA for just over a year and is a former firefighter with the Columbia Township Fire Department in Brooklyn. No further details are available at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cheryl and her family at this tragic time.

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Comment by Stelzer III on April 11, 2008 at 1:01pm
Everyday departments respond to accidents, we put the danger of traffic in the back of our minds. We all need to use caution when on the road way and we overlook this all the time. Our safety comes first, lets remember Ms. Kiefer, lookout for each other and come home safe. My prayers go out to Ms. Kiefer, her partner and her family.
Comment by Dennis on January 30, 2008 at 1:24pm
its a great loss to our family she will be missed by all
may she bless ue and keep us safe

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