This ran in the Jan. 25 edition of The Oklahoman:
“An Edmond man was killed Thursday morning when he lost control of his pickup and crashed into a bridge pillar in northeast Oklahoma City, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Peter Fuhrmann, 68, died in the accident about 6:15 a.m., the patrol said. He was southbound on Interstate 35 when he lost control of his pickup on the westbound entrance ramp to the Kilpatrick Turnpike. The pickup slid several hundred feet before striking an overpass, the patrol said. The patrol’s report indicated a medical condition may have caused Fuhrmann to lose control of the pickup.
Fuhrmann was wearing a seat belt.”
Now, to shamelessly rip off Paul Harvey, here’s the rest of the story….
Peter Fuhrmann’s wife, Connie, is a health unit coordinator at Integris Baptist Medical Center. She said her husband was having a heart attack and was trying to drive himself to the hospital when he crashed on the turnpike.
Connie Fuhrmann received an anonymous letter two days later from someone who stopped at the scene and tried to help. The person got a blanket from the car and covered Peter Fuhrmann until help arrived, trying to keep him warm.
The anonymous letter, according to an Integris press release, also said nurses from Baptist and Mercy Health Center stopped to help and held Peter Fuhrmann’s hand. One prayed with him before he died.
“Our employee, Connie, was so touched by this act of kindness that she wants to thank them in some way. … She feels like these strangers who stopped to help her husband during his last moments were angels sent from God,” according to the release.
The family even read part of the letter at Peter Fuhrmann’s funeral.
Jeff Raymond, Medical Writer