Donations are being collected to help the widow of a DCH medic who was killed in an ATV accident in Tuscaloosa County Monday morning.

Little was said about the accident earlier this week, except by police agencies who confirmed the death and said they did not suspect foul play was involved. 

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"Early this morning TCSO responded to the area of Lock 9 Road in the Fosters community. A man had been found deceased at the apparent site of an ATV accident," said Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit. "The scene was on private property, not the public road, so the Violent Crimes Unit was called to investigate instead of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. At this time the investigation is still ongoing, but this appears to be an accident and no foul play is suspected. For the privacy of the family, no other information will Be released at this time."

Since then, the victim's survivors have identified him as Jackie Dixon, a paramedic who spent years driving ambulances with Northstar EMS before signing on at the DCH Emergency Department.

"I am so sorry to have lost the love of my life," his wife Dawn Davidson Dixon wrote on Facebook. "He was one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met. So kind. So caring. So willing to go the extra mile."

Memorial posts have poured in from Dixon's friends, family and co-workers since news of the accident spread earlier this week.

A GoFundMe was launched Wednesday to help Dawn cover Jackie Dixon's end-of-life expenses, and had already raised more than $4,000 as of Thursday morning.

The veracity of the fundraiser and Dixon's identity were confirmed by Dawn Wednesday night, who gave the Thread permission to publicly share both.

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