No one who knew Ana would be surprised to hear that the loving, selfless nurse spent her final moments trying to help someone — and now her heartbroken family is asking for help and prayers as they cope with this unbearable loss.
Driving along I-275 on that rainy Monday morning, Ana witnessed a car crash on the Carroll Cropper Bridge in Boone County, Kentucky. Though she was on her way to work at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana VA clinic, Ana immediately stopped to help. "Being a nurse, she exited her car to check on the young man in the accident," said her step-father Andy in a Facebook post.
The man she stopped to help was Brandon L. Hicks, 24, of Norwood, Ohio, who was also named in news reports about the accident. "He was okay, but she stayed to give a statement to the police," Andy added.
In her last text messages to friends and colleagues, Ana sent a photo of the crash scene and explained why she'd be late for work. But while she and Brandon waited for the authorities to arrive, Ana's SUV was rear-ended by two different vehicles, killing both her and Brandon.
A loving wife and mother, Ana is survived by husband Donnie Kincart and their four children, Layla, 9, Tristan, 12, Abby, 18, and Clhoe, 20. In the days since, the family has heard from countless people who knew of the love Ana showed everyone, including a patient's son, who recalled in a letter to the family how often his father praised Ana.
"He has ALWAYS talked about how Ana at his doctor's office was THE BEST!" wrote the patient's son, whose father suffered a stroke in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. After his father was moved to a different hospital, Ana made a phone call to check on her former patient.
"When I told her what happened to my dad, you could hear the heartfelt amount of concern she had for him," the patient's son added. "Right then and there I knew what my dad had meant when he spoke of her... Not only is she an angel in heaven now, she was also one here on earth."
This GoFundMe is being set up by Ana's relatives and friends as Donnie mourns the death of his wife alongside their children. Prior to Ana's death, Donnie was already facing the stress of chronic health problems that have prevented him from maintaining a reliable work schedule to support the family.
All proceeds will be used to directly provide necessities for the children. In the spirit of Ana, please consider making a donation to help the Kincarts, and share this on social media to spread word of this devastated family in need.