A 37-year-old Colorado man who was taking his family to the hospital so his wife could give birth this week died after the SUV he was driving in crashed and flipped.
The incident took place with Tony Schmucker, Jill Schmucker and the couple’s children in the SUV, KUSA reported.
The SUV ended up in an embankment and slammed into a boulder according to the Colorado State Patrol.
37-year-old Tony Schmucker reportedly had a medical emergency while taking his wife Jill Schmucker to a hospital on Wednesday. Tony Schmucker died after the couple and their children got into a car crash
Tony Schmucker was behind the wheel with his spouse Jill and the couple’s children also in the SUV when the incident took place
Tony Schmucker was hospitalized and died, and Jill Schmucker had a broken back and underwent an emergency C-section for their third child at a different hospital, KUSA reported.
The other children had wounds that were not serious, according to the TV station
The couple’s Facebook profiles say they were married on August 2, 2007.
According to Tony’s Facebook page, he worked at a company called Air Comfort, Inc.
A GoFundMe page for the family, called ‘Schmucker Family Fund,’ has raised more than $34,000.
Tony Schmucker (left) was hospitalized and died, while his wife Jill Schmucker (right) had a broken back and an emergency C-section
The couple’s Facebook profiles say they were married on August 2, 2007. They are seen in this Facebook photograph
On it, Aaron Schmucker wrote Thursday: ‘Tony my brother was an awesome father, brother, and son in our family.
‘He died trying to ensure the safe arrival of his son.
‘I look at his boys and think of all the things that Tony had told me he couldn’t wait to do with them like hunting, fishing, snowboarding, and many other things.’
Aaron Schmucker also said on the page: ‘Tony would be so proud of Ryder (his first son ) as he was able to call 911 with both of his parents unconsis [sic] in the front of the car.’
If you are interested in donating, a GoFundMe page for the family can be found here.