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BOUNTIFUL — Hill Air Force Base officials on Monday identified an airman and his wife killed in a weekend rollover accident.

Staff Sgt. Derek Ramos, 34, and his wife, Emily, were identified as the victims who died after an off-roading accident near the "B" on the Bountiful hillside Saturday morning, according to a statement by Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing public affairs chief of media.

Their two children who were passengers in the Jeep were transported to Primary Children's Hospital with critical injuries after the crash, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. DeeAnn Servey. They were later listed in stable condition and were placed with family members.

The sheriff's office is investigating the details of the accident.

Derek Ramos was a pharmacy technician with the 75th Medical Group at Hill Air Force Base, where he had been stationed since August 2010.

He joined the Air Force in 2006. Derek Ramos told the Hilltop Times in 2011 that one of his favorite things about the Air Force was "being a part of something that most people can't be … and moving to different cultures."


Sergeant Ramos was an outstanding Airman with a passion for life. He and Emily were a faithful couple that loved serving others. Derek and Emily will be terribly missed, but their legacy will live on through their children and in the many lives of the men and women they touched. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families during this time.

–Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cook


He and his family traveled throughout Utah on the weekends, hiking and exploring small towns.

"We just love getting outside after being inside all week," he told the Times.

Derek Ramos wanted to visit Italy, Greece and Germany to learn about new cultures, food and landscapes. Some of his personal goals in 2011 were to support his children in their new sports and to "(keep) my family strong."

In October 2013 he helped with the Drug-Take-Back at the Hill Air Force Base exchange, an effort to help community members get rid of unused and expired prescription medication.

"Sgt. Ramos was an outstanding Airman with a passion for life. He and Emily were a faithful couple that loved serving others. Derek and Emily will be terribly missed, but their legacy will live on through their children and in the many lives of the men and women they touched. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families during this time," said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cook, 75th Medical Support Squadron commander. In October 2013 he helped with the Drug-Take-Back at the Hill Air Force Base exchange, an effort to help community members get rid of unused and expired prescription medication.

Hill Air Force Base officials did not release any information about Emily Ramos or the two children, including their ages.

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