Michigan father run over by car while trying to remove daughter's dead cat from roadway
According to his wife Jennifer Rosas, she saw her husband get hit after he went into the roadway with a shovel in a bid to remove the dead feline
A Michigan father who was trying to remove his daughter's dead cat from a roadway was fatally struck by a car in the process.
In the early hours of Tuesday, February 5, 50-year-old Andrew Rosas of Merrill, was struck by a woman driving to work who apparently didn't see him, the Saginaw County sheriff's office said. According to his wife Jennifer Rosas, she saw her husband get hit after he went into the roadway with a shovel in a bid to remove the dead feline, Daily Mail reports.
Andrew was trying to get the driver's attention by holding up the shovel, Jennifer told WNEM-TV. "She just plowed into him, didn't put on her brakes, nothing," she said. "I saw the whole thing."
Emergency responders tried their best to save Andrew but eventually declared him dead at the scene. According to Jennifer, her husband had "a big heart" and would "help anybody" in need.
A GoFundMe account for the Rosas family was created by Jennifer's sister. "Our world changed, in the blink of an eye... my sister lost her husband," the website read.
"Please, please pay attention while you're driving, even taking your eyes off the road for a couple seconds can result in death. Andrew would do anything for anybody and that's what he was doing during his last moments on this earth... with his big heart, he was trying to protect his daughter's heart from seeing her cat."
The 32-year-old driver of the vehicle that hit Andrew reportedly told investigators she didn't see him as he was wearing dark clothes. It is a difficult time for Jennifer, who not only has to bury her husband, but also his mother, who recently died and whose funeral is scheduled for Saturday.
Andrew and Jennifer had planned the service on Monday. "Now I have to live here and see where he died every day," Jennifer told the outlet. The crash, which took place about 95 miles northwest of Detroit, is currently being investigated by the sheriff's office. While the case is due to be reviewed by prosecutors, the driver is facing no charges as of now.