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Patient in Back of Ambulance Ejected, Dies in Ambulance Rollover Crash

Updated: Saturday, August 16 2014, 10:20 AM EDT
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RICHLAND COUNTY (Chelsea Spears) -- A patient riding in an ambulance died when the ambulance crashed and rolled over multiple times on a Richland County highway late Friday night.

The ambulance was transporting the patient from Cleveland to Columbus and was on 71 southbound at the exit ramp to State Route 13 at the time of the crash, an Ohio State Highway Patrol press release states. The ambulance traveled off the left side of the ramp and hit the guardrail, going over an embankment and rolling several times, the press release states.

The patient was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver of the ambulance and the EMT sustained minor injuries and were taken to Ohio Med Central.

The press release does not state the reason the patient was inside the ambulance.

The speed of the ambulance and the cause of the crash remain under investigation.Patient in Back of Ambulance Ejected, Dies in Ambulance Rollover Crash
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