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Husband and wife firefighters-EMT killed in head-on collision

An 11-year-old girl was also flung from the vehicle and died; their five children were hospitalized after the collision on the way to a party at a rollerskating rink

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CALCUTTA, Ohio — The deaths of husband and wife, Jamie and Meghann Nign, in a car accident Sunday left behind not only their eight children and other loved ones, but their family at the Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department, where both were firefighters.

On Monday, their colleagues at the fire department were trying to make sense of the tragic car crash in Gavers that not only took the Nigns' lives but left four of their children seriously injured and hospitalized.

Chief Scott Smith and other firefighters, including Smith's son, Lance, admitted they still can't believe what happened to the couple or the irony of Mrs. Nign being killed in a head-on crash when, just about two years ago, her sister Amanda Bibbee lost her life in an eerily similar crash outside Rogers.

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David Grubbs David Grubbs Wednesday, January 22, 2014 3:39:00 PM My condolences to the family and friends. RIP brother and Sister!!!
Melinda Horn Melinda Horn Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7:35:53 PM I'm so sorry. RIP brother & sister!
Matthew Bean Sr Matthew Bean Sr Friday, January 24, 2014 8:00:33 AM im so sorry to hear what has happen to the familys. i know what the they all are going throw i see it every day as a firefighter my self its hard to see that for anyone
Peggy Mayle Peggy Mayle Friday, January 24, 2014 7:44:36 PM Thought's and prayers for everyone involved. My heart goes out to the family and friends and too extended family brother's and sister's in EMS Field. R.I.P
Donna Kinney Donna Kinney Friday, January 24, 2014 7:48:57 PM SO SORRY,SO SAD THESE POOR CHIDREN,PRAYING FOR ALL FAMLYS,RIP MY BROTHER AN SISTER,FROM ROCKKCREEK VFD,ALABAMA SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS,AN THESE POOR CHILDREN WHO WERE HURT,PRAYING FOR ALL FAMILYS,RIP BROTHER AN SISTER,FROM ROCKCREEK VFD,ALABAMA
Judy Gay Hall Judy Gay Hall Friday, January 24, 2014 7:58:30 PM God be with the children and also the Fire Rescue team who lost them!
Beatrice Gevin Beatrice Gevin Friday, January 24, 2014 8:37:20 PM My heart goes out to the family for their loss, along with the Fire Rescue team who lost them may your dear friends rest in peace. Just so heartbreaking. Thoughts and Prayers go out for the children who have lost their parents.
Tony Shope Tony Shope Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:14:38 AM keep them safe on that side, we will hold the line here for ya. god speed your brothers and sisters will look out for the little ones.
Kristi OMalley Kristi OMalley Saturday, January 25, 2014 3:05:30 AM RIP my fellow Brother & Sister in Fire & EMS. I'm praying for all of the families involved, and get well wishes & prayers for their 5 young Children. Hang in there to all of the Fire House members & EMS who have to endure such a loss. Also, my heart and prayers go out to the family of the little 11 yr old.
John Foley Sr. John Foley Sr. Saturday, January 25, 2014 3:10:14 AM rip brother and sister fire fighter unit 33 bridgewater fire co.
Linda North Shoemaker Linda North Shoemaker Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:19:23 AM Praying for this family
Ben Cook Ben Cook Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:26:46 AM FATHER in heaven please comfort there children they left behind
Shirley Durham Schulz Shirley Durham Schulz Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:51:55 AM prayers for all kristi and there families. such a sad thing to have happened
Katrina Rodgers Katrina Rodgers Saturday, January 25, 2014 10:01:51 AM Rest In Peace to Meghann and Jamie Nign. Your follow co-workers at North Star EMT's will miss you along with the fire department. But more so the children that you all left behind. May you watch over your little angels and guide them throughout their lives. WE WILL ALWAYS BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO HELP WITH THE CHILDREN. Our hearts will always be with you. The Rodgers Family
Donna Kaska Donna Kaska Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:59:41 PM so sorry
Gerry Doherty Lopez Gerry Doherty Lopez Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:07:20 PM So sorry for the kids and all family members and friends. Will pray for all of you!

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