White Settlement fireman's body given escort to funeral home

The body of a White Settlement fireman killed in a car accident over the weekend was escorted to a funeral home.

Accompanied by fellow firefighters and police, Trevor Gage’s body was taken to the Greenwood Funeral Home on Monday, where he will be remembered and buried.

“I never thought I had to plan to tell my kids that their dad was gone,” said Brandie Gage, Trevor’s widow. “It's not easy, just some questions you can’t answer.”

Gage died Sunday after being critically injured in a hit-and run crash on Spur 341 Saturday, just north of I-30 in White Settlement. He and a friend, who was not injured, were both riding motorcycles. Police said Gage was not wearing a helmet and they believe it was a road rage incident.

The general manager of a nearby U-Haul store said he saw part of the crash was caught on his surveillance camera. He said the two men on motorcycles traveling in the right lane a long spur 341. Gauge is about 50 yards behind his friend when the black pickup truck appears in the left lane and sideswipe Gage. The rest of the crash happens off frame.

Spray paint marks the spot where Gage landed. Detectives are looking for black, newer model Ford F-150, believed to have scrape marks along the passenger side as a result of hitting Gage's motorcycle. A witness said there was a sticker on the bottom left corner of the tailgate.

“We're still waiting to speak to that individual to get that side of the story that we may not have heard yet, said White Settlement Police Cpl. Jason Carter. “So if you're out there, please come forward and tell us so we can bring some closure to this incident.”

Gage leaves behind a wife and three children, one of whom was born with a serious problem with his small intestine.

The couple spoke to FOX4 in 2013 about the outpouring of support they received from the community in response to their son's medical condition. Now Gage's widow and brother are relying on the public's help, again.

"Someone committing a senseless act like that is just horrible,” said Brandie Gage. “What human being does that and then can sit on his couch and see that he killed a man that leaves behind three kids and a wife?"

About 200 people gathered for a vigil Monday night.His widow and three kids were there.

The group spoke about his kindness and passion for helping others.

 

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