'He would want us to be together'
A Gold Hill family is pulling together after losing one of its own in a fatal car crash Sunday afternoon.
Guy Fetty, 54, was killed and four other people were injured in a head-on crash that occurred on Highway 199 around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Oregon State Police said.
Fetty was driving his daughter-in-law’s Mazda 3 northbound near Wonder with his wife, Anna Fetty, 43, when David Remsh, 50, of Selma, crossed over from the southbound lane in a Subaru Impreza for an unknown reason.
Guy Fetty was killed in the crash. Anna Fetty was flown to Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital, where she is receiving treatment for a broken sternum, broken ribs and a bruised heart, according to her family.
Remsh was flown by a Mercy Flights air ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, OSP said. Two passengers in the Subaru, Amber Gaylord, 31, and Kali Remsh, 29, were transported to Three Rivers Medical Center.
A phone call to the Remsh family was not immediately returned Monday afternoon.
Guy Fetty is survived by eight children and their families, including six grandchildren, said Kristy Fetty, his daughter-in-law.
“He’s always been a family man,” she said Monday afternoon. “He loved, loved, loved his family to death.”
In addition to his work in construction and a passion for working on cars, Guy Fetty attended services at the Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church in Phoenix, Kristy Fetty said.
He and Anna would take people in if they were in trouble, Kristy Fetty said.
“He treated everybody like they were his own,” she said. “He never gave up on anybody.”
Guy and Anna Fetty had been returning Sunday from a trip to the coast, Kristy Fetty said, which they had taken to celebrate their relationship.
Now, the family is focusing on Anna Fetty’s recovery, and bringing her home to be with her grandchildren, Kristy Fetty said.
She said she wanted to make sure Guy’s life would be remembered for the good times.
“He always tried to enjoy life with his kids and his wife, and he would want us to be together like we are right now,” she said. “I’m just glad we were all able to get together today.”