Friday, May 9 2014, 03:41 PM EDT
Crash Kills Dalton State Coach's Fiancé, Seriously Injures Him
Tragedy has struck Dalton State College's Athletic Department and beyond.
Dalton State Men's Basketball Assistant Coach John Redman was seriously injured in an Atlanta car crash which took the life of his fiance, Brittany Huber, Monday evening. They were driving in the severe weather and Huber died on impact.
The couple was enroute to Mobile, Alabama where they were to be married on Saturday.
In a released statement, Athletic Director Derek Waugh said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this impossibly hard time. She was an amazing person who was loved by all who met and knew her." Waugh continued, "John was rushed to Grady Memorial in Atlanta. He was unconscious when paramedics arrived at the scene of the accident."
Huber was a kindergarten paraprofessional at Dalton's City Park School since November, 2013. Several school counselors and social workers were available at City Park today to support staff and students as needed.
Dr. Rick Little, principal of City Park School, said, "Brittany was a vibrant, caring person who made a positive impact on our school during her time at City Park as a kindergarten paraprofessional. Her beautiful smile, compassionate heart and sensitive spirit will be missed by everyone who knew her. Our City Park family is grieving this terrible loss, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the Huber and Redman families."
She was a native of Mobile.
Waugh and head coach Tony Ingle are at Grady Memorial Hospital to be with Redman. Waugh provided an update about "Coach Red" late this afternoon, "John is in ICU at Grady Memorial. He has suffered multiple fractures, including a skull fracture. He has use of his limbs. He is heavily sedated. He has been able to breathe on his own but is on a breathing tube. Doctors expect to know more about his prognosis later tonight." The athletic director continued, "Please keep the Huber family and John and his family on your prayers. I have informed his parents of the outpouring of love and prayers that have come from our community for Brittany and John."
by John Madewell
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