Posted: Feb 4, 2013 6:54 PM by Josh Breslow
Updated: Feb 4, 2013 6:59 PM
Family members of a Morehead State University student killled Monday morning in a three-vehicle collision in Clark County say the woman was on her way to class at the time of the wreck.
The crash happened around 8 a.m. on Boonesboro Road near Tangleridge Lane in Winchester. 25-year-old Britta Richmond of Berea was driving one of the three vehicles involved. She died at Clark Regional Medical Center.
"She's amazing. She's one of those people that you never forget," said Brittney Richmond of her sister-in-law. "She just left so soon. It seems like it's a dream and you're gonna wake up."
Brittney Richmond was the first person notified of her sister-in-law's crash. She raced to the hospital, but by the time she arrived, Britta had passed away.
"She just started nursing school. She was so excited about it. She wanted to be a nurse more than anyone I know because she loved helping people so much," Richmond said.
Britta Richmond was an emergency room tech at Central Baptist in Lexington. She and her sister-in-law both worked in the medical field.
"We told stories all the time about just crazy stuff we'd see and car wrecks that would come in and you just never think... I don't know if I can still work in the emergency room now that I've seen my sister-in-law in that condition," Richmond said.
Britta Richmond's family described her as a woman with an infectious smile and a loving wife, who still acted like a "newlywed."
"They've been together for 9 years and married for 4. And they wanted to have kids. And they had their whole lives ahead of them and now, she's gone, " Richmond said.
Another female driver involved in the crash was flown to UK Hospital and a third victim suffered minor injuries. Investigators have not released their names or conditions. The cause remains under investigation.
Funeral arrangements for Richmond are pending.