MONONGAHELA, Pa. (KDKA) – Public viewing hours begin this evening for the Rostraver paramedic who died responding to a crash on I-70.
State police say paramedic supervisor Matthew Smelser was on the scene of a crash on I-70 Sunday when an ambulance was hit by another vehicle. Smelser was killed in the accident.READ MORE: Thomas Rhett Bringing 'Bringing The Bar To You' Tour To Star Lake
If the measure of a man comes when he’s gone and is mourned, the growing memorial outside of Rostraver West Newton’s ambulance station indicates Matt Smelser was an exceptional human being.
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Now the long road of saying goodbye to Smelser continues Wednesday evening with calling hours.
Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services say public viewings will be held until 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Marshall Marra Funeral Home in Monongahela. An EMS memorial service will also be held Thursday, starting at 7 p.m.MORE NEWS: The Impacts Of Freezing Temperatures, Bitter Blast Of Cold Air On At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits
Afterwards, the Rostraver West Newton Emergency Services is inviting family, friends, colleagues and first responders to a “time of friendship” at the Rostraver Ice Garden.