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April 30, 2014

‘This couple was truly meant for each other’

College coach still in intensive care, services for his late fiancee are Friday

With memories of her wreck in which no one immediately came to her aid, the middle-aged woman bent inside the smashed Lexus on the side of the wet interstate. She joined the hands of the young couple who sat battered in the front seats.

He had severe head injuries and broken bones. She was believed to have already died.

“Our father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name ...” the woman began praying.

She didn’t know then they planned to marry this weekend.

That woman, a witness family members know only as Laura, was an “angel” to Dalton State College assistant basketball coach John Redman and his fiancee, City Park School teacher aide Brittany Huber, said Redman’s mother, Susie Kirk.

Huber was killed and Redman was severely injured during the one-vehicle crash Monday evening on I-85 in Meriwether County, about 40 miles south of Atlanta. Investigators said Redman lost control of the vehicle and crashed.

“She is just an angel with wings, that’s all I can tell you,” Kirk said of Laura, who visited the family at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. “To hear her story today and what she did for John and to be there to help ... words can’t tell you how I think she will be a part of our family the rest of our lives.”

On Wednesday night, Kirk said her son is “stable and comfortable” but still unconscious and badly injured in intensive care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Huber’s stepmother, Lori Huber, said the family has planned visitation for 5 p.m. central time at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Ala., on Friday. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m.

Huber was to have her wedding there this weekend.

Both mothers said they have been touched by the Dalton community’s outpouring of support and sympathy since the wreck. Huber and Redman met a few years ago when Redman was a coach on Huber’s brother’s basketball team at Spring Hill College. The two became friends on Facebook, and soon began dating.

“This couple was truly meant for each other,” Lori Huber said.

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