One person dead in collision that sent ambulance into creek

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SAGINAW COUNTY (WJRT) - (10/16/17) - State police say a man was killed after a collision that sent an ambulance into a Saginaw County creek.

Investigators say it happened just after 6:15 a.m. at the intersection of Gary Road and Lincoln. Troopers at the scene say the MMR ambulance may have run a stop sign before colliding with a car. They say the ambulance went down an embankment and into the water.

Troopers say 21-year-old Dustin Sharp of Burt, who was driving the car, was killed. They say two people in the ambulance were also hurt and rushed to the hospital.

According to troopers, the ambulance was returning to its base in Chesaning when it collided with the car.

The 25-year-old ambulance driver and his 32-year-old partner are said to be in stable but serious condition.

The ambulance weighs 10,00 pounds so a heavy-duty crane had to be brought in to pull the vehicle out of the water.

It's believed the ambulance was equipped with a black box that can tell investigators how fast it was going prior to the crash and if the lights and siren were activated.



 
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