A longtime volunteer firefighter was one of the first responders to a car crash in which his daughter was killed.
Katie Hamilton, 30, was killed when the Ford Explorer SUV she was driving was rear-ended by a pick-up truck and sent into oncoming traffic on Christmas Eve in Brookline, New Hampshire in the United States. Her vehicle was hit by a Ford F250 in the opposite lane.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Her father, Stephen Whitcomb, was one of the first emergency workers on the scene, the local Nashua Telegraph reports. He had worked at the same plumbing business as his daughter.
“You grieve and then you try to put it all back together,” Mr Whitcomb told the Nashua Telegraph.
Brookline Police say neither speed nor alcohol were believed to have been factors in the crash on snow covered New Hampshire roads.
Brookline Police Chief Bill Quigley said the investigation has been handed over to state police, who would inspect the vehicles involved in the crash and conduct additional interviews.