Mum struck by jeep while saving 6-year-old had engagement ring put on her finger after she died
A teacher and mom-of-two in Ireland died after she was hit by a Ford Ranger 4x4 vehicle in front of the St. Crona National School in Dungloe, Donegal on Thursday.
Dawn Croke was with her partner Paddy McHugh and his six-year-old daughter when the truck started to move towards them, as reported by the Irish Mirror.
The woman heroically managed to push the girl away from the car out of control, but was beaten and died instantly.
The authorities are still investigating what exactly caused the vehicle to move uncontrollably causing the tragedy.
Emily spoke to the congregation at St. Crona's Church in western Donegal saying: "I wanted Dawn to go to heaven taking it with her to realize the beginning of her dream to become a reality."
Tragic Donegal teacher Dawn Croke laid to rest with engagement ring from partner https://t.co/tNiy9KLDXb— The Irish Sun (@IrishSunOnline) January 14, 2019
The treasures of Dawn's life were placed on the altar, each representing something characteristic of her, as well as a photo of her two sons, Jason and Callum.
Among these treasures were a swimming cap, makeup, a CD, a pair of socks and a series of jewelry items, including the engagement ring.
A #Donegal community said a heartbreaking final goodbye to Dawn Croke at her funeral mass today. The young mother and teacher was killed in a tragic accident in a schoolyard. @CliodhnaRussell reports: pic.twitter.com/ZMuE1jr5nE— Virgin Media News (@VirginMediaNews) January 14, 2019
Paddy's daughter, whom she saved, was immediately taken to Letterpnyun University Hospital and treated for a pelvic fracture and foot injury. The little one is already out of danger and is expected to recover completely in a few days.
I'm still so so saddened by the passing of Dawn Croke. Didn't know her well but remember her being actively involved in every aspect of community life in my hometown of Dungloe. A dark cloud is surely hanging over the town and will be for a long time 💔https://t.co/oMXr7iktDh— Caroline McGrotty (@CarolineMcTweet) January 14, 2019
The school in which Dawn taught and attended by the little girl closed on Friday, December 11, in a sign of mourning out of respect for the family and the following Monday closed again for the funeral.
A recording of Dawn singing Adele's song "Make You Feel My Love" closed the funeral ceremony even though her parents promised not to play it outside the house.
Another heroic mother tragically died after saving three kids from drowning in a river, one of them was her own daughter.
After she pushed the kids to help them get to the shore, the brave woman was found lying face down in the river. Bystanders tried to reanimate her body but she didn´t respond to the CPR.
In a similar story, a 33-year-old mother-of-two from Texas gave her life to save her two children and another student when a car veered toward them.
The mother, Kharisma James, passed away at the scene and the three children were rushed to the hospital. The children are six, seven and ten years of age.