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A Kentucky nurse was killed earlier this week after stopping on the side of the road to help a car crash victim, only to be killed in a follow-up collision.
Ana Kincart, 36, witnessed an accident on Monday morning in Boone County while driving to work, according to her obituary. The mother and wife — who worked for over a decade as a nurse — pulled over to help the man who’d been in the accident. Although the man turned out to not actually be in need of medical assistance, Kincart stuck around to wait with him for authorities so that she could provide a statement, her loved ones said in a Facebook post.
It was while waiting for police to arrive that she was rear-ended by two different cars. Both Kincart and the victim of the first accident were killed, her family said.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office addressed the tragic collision in a press release on Monday, stating that while authorities were initially called to respond to a single-vehicle collision, more collisions involving a total of four vehicles occurred before responding officers arrived on the scene.
Both Kincart and the man she stopped to help were pronounced dead at the scene. A third driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while a fourth driver walked away unscathed. The office’s Accident Reconstruction Team are still investigating the cause of the crashes, and authorities have not announced any arrests.
The second victim of the crash was later identified as 24-year-old Brandon Hicks of Norwood, Ohio, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Kincart is survived by her husband of 15 years, Donnie, and their four children, her obituary stated. Kincart spent the last 12 years of her life working as a nurse, and worked throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, her family said.
One of her last text messages that she sent was to her employer, alerting them that she’d witnessed a collision and was staying on site to help, WCPO reported.
“Going to stay here to help comfort the individual in the car crash. To give a statement to police," that message reportedly read.
Kincart’s loved ones said that such kind behavior was par for the course for her, describing her as “bubbly” and an “angel on Earth.”
“There are people that are not worthy of this world. God sometimes plucks the most beautiful flowers for his own,” Kincart’s stepfather, Andy Cline, told WCPO.
Kincart’s memorial service is scheduled to take place on Saturday, her obituary stated.
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