ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A 911 dispatcher who told a 13-year-old girl to “stop whining” as her father lay dying in a hit-and-run crash on a Maryland highway is out of the job.
Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Russ Davies says the dispatcher no longer works for the department. The dispatcher’s name was not released.
The Feb. 1 incident triggered an investigation after the dispatcher told the girl to stop whining. The 911 call came in after a car hit 38-year-old Rick Warrick of Washington and his fiancÎ˜e as they changed a tire along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
Warrick’s 13-year-old daughter was in the car with her younger brother and called 911. The teen gave the dispatcher information but struggled to remain calm.
Warrick was killed in the crash.