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Oregon Paramedic Killed In New Year's Crash

A memorial fund has been established to aid the wife and seven children left behind by a 43-year-old paramedic killed in a New Year’s Day accident on Highway 97 about five miles south of Madras.

Robert Shawn Ervin of Madras, a long-time, well-known and respected Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services paramedic, was struck by a semi-truck and killed while deploying flares at an earlier accident scene on the fog-shrouded, icy highway, State Police reported.