'She had a bright future': Western Lane Ambulance District medic in fatal highway 126 crash remembered

  • Source: KEZI-TV ABC 9 Eugene
  • Published: 09/22/2021 12:00 AM

After a devastating and deadly crash involving a logging truck on Highway 126 on Monday, 25-year-old Sarah Susman is being remembered as a bright light in so many lives. Family, friends and coworkers describe her as “intelligent” with a “compassionate heart.” She was a part-time medic with Western Lane Ambulance District, MidValley Ambulance and a volunteer resident for Lowell Fire District. KEZI 9 News talked to Michael Schick, the Fire and EMS Chief of Western Lane Ambulance District. “She had a bright future,” Schick said. “I had heard that she wanted to go to medical school, and she had a lot of aptitude for medicine. It’s very sad.” Schick said Susman was on her way to work for Western Lane Ambulance District, driving on Highway 126. Just a couple minutes behind her was one the district’s paramedics. His trip to work was delayed due to the accident but he was not aware that his coworker -- Susman -- was involved. He offered his help and then continued his drive to work.


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