LAUDERDALE LAKES (CBSMiami) – A Lauderdale Lakes man, after his wife was hit and killed by a car while waiting for a bus, is trying to pick up the pieces of his wife’s sudden death.
Remise Ullius, 33, was waiting for the bus on Oakland Park Blvd Wednesday morning when a car struck and killed her.
“The only family I have…my wife, life,” Mackenson Vurnt, Ullius’s husband, said. “She left two kids behind,” he said. “I don’t know if I can do it myself.”
What happened to Mackenson is painfully familiar to him.
Five years ago the couple’s daughter was killed, and Mackenson permanently injured, after they were hit by a car in Atlanta.
The family moved to South Florida to get away from the bitter memories and life was going well until Wednesday morning.
Ullius, according to her husband, had just graduated from nursing school and was studying for her state exam. She was waiting to take the bus Wednesday morning to her job at Flanigan’s Seafood Bar and Grill.
When Ullius didn’t show up for work Wednesday her boss, Elise Bendfeldt, got very concerned.
“In our eyes, she’s a hero,” said Bendfeldt, adding, “She didn’t have to be here until 8 in the morning and she’d be here at 7:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and I would tell her ‘good morning , would you like to come in’ and she would say ‘no, I’m just studying getting prepared for my test.’ That was every morning.”
Mackenson told CBS4’s Ted Scouten that he now relies on his faith and friends for the strength needed to cope with the pain of now losing his wife.
“We have a lot of faith in God. I believe God not going to let this happen to this family. I trust in God!” said Mackenson.
Flanigan’s is starting a fund to help the family. They donated $1000. If you’d like to help, call Neighbors 4 Neighbors at 305-597-4404 or go to WWW.neighbors4neighbors.org.