November 15, 2014

Mark Ferguson - a Good Samaritan who died in Tennessee

Mark Ferguson
Mark A. Ferguson, age 27, of Omaha, Nebraska, died on November 14, 2014, near a dam on the Stones River in north central Tennessee.

The J. Percy Priest dam is located about 10 miles east of downtown Nashville.

Mark was in a car with his three brothers at about 2:00 a.m. They were heading home from attending a military graduation in South Carolina.

At that time a car slammed into a retaining wall on the Interstate. The four brothers approached the scene of the car crash, got out of their vehicle to see what was happening and to see if they could help.

Mark talked to a woman in another vehicle who said that the driver of the crashed car had almost hit her and that he ran away from the scene of the accident.

Mark thought he would pursue the escaping man and jumped over what he thought
Nathan Albright
was a guardrail. It was pitch dark. He expected to land on the other side on dirt, but instead fell several hundred feet off of a bridge and into the Stones River. He was able to swim to the riverbank where he was found by his brothers and the Police.

Mark was rushed to a hospital in Nashville where tragically he was pronounced deceased.

Nathan Albright, age 36, who was the driver of the crashed vehicle, was apprehended by the Police and was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving.

Nathan Albright is innocent until proven guilty but it is not normal for a person involved in a car crash to run away from the scene of a collision unless the driver is impaired from alcohol or drugs, or is wanted on a warrant by the police, or is driving a stolen vehicle.

Mark's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He is described as a devout Christian who would come to the aid of anyone in distress. He would step up to the plate to help out. He will be forever missed and forever mourned.

Mark is survived by many loving friends and family members including his wife and
The Good Samaritan comes
to the aid of others,

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone 
before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the drunk and the doped up drivers. They are leading us to our graves. 

Mark was a Good Samaritan.  God knows we need more men like him who try to do the right thing.

Pray that Mark is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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