Weekend fatal crash victim remembered as caring father, paramedic

Family killed

If you ever ended up in an ambulance you would probably have wanted someone like Edward Gomez by your side.

There was just a genuine graciousness which made him great at his job, Mack Gilbert, director of operations at Med-Care EMS said. He was one of those guys that really cared.

Gomez worked as a paramedic for Med-Care EMS, which services much of Hidalgo County.

He and his family died when they were hit head on by another car on Highway 100 Sunday morning.

It TMs a horrible, horrible loss, Gilbert said.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said Gomez, his wife Erika Davila, his 3 year-old daughter Kamilla Gomez and his 13 year-old niece Julexy Alvarez died at the scene.

Gomez TMs co-workers said he was a great father and husband.

Pay days, Edward would almost always bring his daughter and take her out for a treat, Gilbert said.

He was well-liked and had grown to become part of the Med-Care EMS family.

They are an incredibly unique group, who lost a brother that they loved, Gilbert said.

The loss of Gomez TMs family is a sobering reminder that death can come at any moment.

I think we learn that in this industry, EMS, that it doesn TMt matter who you are, bad things happen to good people, Gilbert said.

A bank account has been set up for the Gomez family at IBC bank.