A young woman getting ready to graduate from high school is sharing her grief after her father, a volunteer firefighter from Rosetown, was killed on the job Wednesday morning.
“Words cannot describe the pain I feel right about now,” Cheyanne Morrison wrote on Facebook.
Her dad, 46-year-old Darrell Morrison, was assisting at the scene of a collision between two semi trucks on Highway 4 north of
Rosetown Wednesday when he was struck by a passing semi.
RCMP said his colleagues attempted to save his life, but he died of his injuries in hospital.
Cheyanne, also part of Rosetown’s 20-person volunteer fire department, said on Facebook she had discussed going to the crash site with her father.
“I decided to drive to school and I called my dad half way saying it was way to foggy I wasn’t gonna risk it,” she said.
“And he said ‘ok be careful I’m on the way to the accident.'”
The teenager wrote that she learned what happened later in the day, when she was waiting for her father to get home. Her uncle told her the news, crying and saying “he isn’t with us anymore.”
“I lost not only my dad but my number one fan,” Cheyanne said.
“Sadly my dad will not be front row to watch his youngest, only daughter walk across the stage this year at my grad but he will be watching it from above beyond proud of how he raised me.”
The mayor of Rosetown told 650 CKOM Wednesday the death was hitting the town hard, especially as the community was already grieving the loss of five members of the Gasper family.
Counselling services are available in the town to those in need, while a trauma team has set up at the Rosetown Youth Centre.