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A Canadian paramedic named Jayme Erickson finds out the person she was trying to save at a car accident scene was her 17-year-old daughter, Montana Erickson, who was unrecognizable due to the damages she received from the car accident.

Jayme Erickson goes into detail about the tragic night on her Facebook: “My worst nightmare as a paramedic has come true. On November 15, at 430pm my partner and I got dispatched to an MVC just west of Airdrie. Upon arrival we found two patients with injuries, the passenger being trapped and critically injured. I sat in the car and tended to the critically injured patient, doing whatever I could while fire extricated her. STARS air ambulance took over patient care once we got the patient out and flew her to FMC. My shift was over and I went home. Minutes after arriving home, my doorbell rang. My life was changed forever. RCMP were at my door, to inform me that my daughter had been in an accident. The critically injured patient I had just attended to, was my own flesh and blood. My only child. My mini-me. My daughter, Montana. Her injures were so horrific I did not even recognize her. I was taken to FMC to see my baby girl, and was informed her injuries were not compatible with life.”

She continued by saying: I cannot help but be angry for the short amount of time I was given with her. 17 years was not long enough. Although I am thankful for the 17 years I had with her, I am shattered and left wondering. What would you have become my baby girl? Who would you have been? I will never see you graduate and walk across the stage, I will never see you get married, I will never know who you would have been. I love you more than anything in this world (yes, including the goats my girl!). I will cherish the memories we made and the time we had together. I am shattered. I am broken. I am missing a piece of me. I am left to pick up the pieces and expected to carry on.”

Montana and her friend lost control of the vehicle and were hit by a truck on the highway on November 15th, according to the DailyMail.

Our condolences go out to Jayme Erickson, Montana’s family, and friends.