A Tennessee man who abruptly left an ambulance where he had been receiving medical treatment was fatally struck by an oncoming semi-truck Tuesday.
Nashville authorities said that 46-year-old Ross Whitfield Comeaux had lost control of his BMW at around 3:35 p.m. while traveling on I-65.
He hit a guardrail and crashed into a concrete wall. Paramedics responded to the crash and began treating Comeaux's injuries inside an ambulance parked on the right side of the highway.
All of a sudden, Comeaux told the nurse that he had forgotten something in his vehicle, and exited the ambulance.
While he crossed the interstate, he was struck and killed by a semi-truck. Investigators said that Comeaux and the truck's driver were not impaired at the time of the fatal crash.
Comeaux, the vice president of investor relations with Franklin's Community Health System, leaves behind his wife, two daughters, and his mother.