Paramedic, David Eads killed in two-vehicle crash

David Eads Death: UT Health East Texas paramedic killed in two-vehicle crash in Hunt County on Wednesday.

We are devastated by the loss of UT Health East Texas EMS Paramedic David Eads, UT Health East Texas EMS announced on Thursday.

42-year-old David Eads of Frankston, and 40-year-old James Malone of Tyler, were on duty in an ambulance traveling on U.S. Highway 69, just north of Greenville, when their vehicle hit the trailer of a Peterbilt rock-hauler truck, Staff sergeant of Texas Department of Public Safety, Kyle Bradford said.

David Eads was pronounced dead on scene while James Malone was transported to UT Health Tyler and is in stable condition.

David joined UT Health East Texas EMS in December of 2020 and he served the Tyler/Smith County area as a lead paramedic. He served others through his skills as a dedicated paramedic for over 24 years, touching countless lives, UT Health East Texas shared.

“David was the kind of medic who had the perfect balance of competency and compassion,” said Dr. Yagnesh Desai, UT Health East Texas EMS Medical Director. “He was a medic who cared for the whole person, not just the immediate medical need.”

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