Remembering John Crow, Pascagoula EMT killed in accident on I-10

A paramedic from Jackson County was killed in a weekend accident in Louisiana.

Thirty-six-year-old John Crow was from Pascagoula and worked for Acadian Ambulance Mississippi.

According to Acadian, Crow was driving the ambulance that was involved in a two-vehicle crash on I-10 in St. Tammany Parish just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

Another EMT and a patient in the ambulance sustained minor injuries.

Acadian President Justin Back released a statement saying: “It is a tremendous tragedy when we lose a crew member in the performance of their duties or otherwise. Our team is dedicated to protecting and saving lives. This hits us all very hard. Our heartfelt prayers go out to John’s family and to our paramedic and our patient.”

The accident is being investigated by Louisiana State Police.

Those close to Crow will tell you one of his favorite pastimes is baseball. He played for the Nola softball league. It is an inclusive league that welcomes all players regardless of age, gender, or skill level.

For almost three years, Crow would make the drive from Pascagoula to play with his teammates.

News 25 reached out to Marc Dufour, who played in the outfield with Crow for years, and was always impressed with his dedication and character. “Just one of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever met in my life. Very selfless, willing to help everyone and anyone around him before himself. Like when anyone got hurt, a scratch or anything he was running to come help, he didn’t want to at times because he wasn’t working but he did it anyway because he knew that’s what he had to do. He had that gift to help people and he used it.”

Their season starts in February. For the Nola Softball League’s first game, they’re leaving his position open with his glove in his place. The team is also creating patches that will be worn in memory of him.

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