Ramage appeared out of it

SAM PAZZANO -- Sun media

, Last Updated: 8:38 AM ET

NEWMARKET -- Former Maple Leafs captain Rob Ramage appeared "delusional and didn't know what was going on" after a car crash killed his passenger, another retired Leafs player, a jury heard yesterday.

"I'm Rob Ramage. I'm okay. Look after my buddy Gary Leeman," Fire Capt. Don Wagg quoted Ramage as saying at the Dec. 15, 2003, collision.

Ramage, 48, is charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving causing the death of ex- NHLer Keith Magnuson, and impaired driving and dangerous driving causing bodily harm to Michelle Pacheco, who suffered a fractured heel and soft tissue damage.

Ramage has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

'HOW'S MY BUDDY?'

Ryan Gaggi, who was the first person to arrive at Ramage's Intrepid after the collision, said both he and Magnuson were unconscious. Magnuson, 56, the father of two grown children, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Ramage wasn't responding, so I shook him. He said, 'My legs. I can't move my legs.' He was delusional, groggy, and the only thing he said that made sense was his comment about his legs. He didn't know what was going on," Gaggi told the jury.

Vaughan firefighter Rene Magotiaux, 33, who spent 15 minutes extricating Ramage from the Intrepid with the jaws of life, said Ramage "was very concerned about his passenger next to him."

"'How's my buddy Gary doing?' Ramage asked five or 10 times," Magotiaux said.


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