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Updated: Two Killed in Head-on Crash With Ambulance

Wrong-Lane Driver Pays the Price

Update, 4:45 pm Eastern:
More details have been released on the accident.  Scroll down.

TWO PEOPLE IN A PICKUP TRUCK were killed Tuesday morning when their truck collided head-on with an ambulance in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The ambulance was on a non-emergency transport and was carrying five people, the two paramedics, a nurse, a special-needs patient and the patient's mother.  None of the five were seriously injured.


Police say that the pickup was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 58 when it slammed into the ambulance.  The two passengers in the truck that died were both women in their 20's.


Update:  WDEF-TV Chattanooga is reporting:

This morning at approximately 8:05 a.m. a traffic crash involving a 1997 Ford Ranger and a Rural Metro Ambulance was reported in the 12000 block of Highway 58. When Deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene they found that the Ford Ranger truck and ambulance collided head on. The ambulance was transporting a special needs child to a doctor’s appointment (non emergency) south bound on Highway 58. The 1997 Ford Ranger was traveling north bound in the south bound lane for unknown reasons.

The driver of the 1997 Ford Ranger truck identified as Misty Browning age 29 and the passenger Jennifer Friddell age 30 both of Georgetown, Tennessee were pronounced dead at the scene. The five occupants of the Rural Metro Ambulance were transported to area hospitals and treated for minor injuries and released.

WTVR-TV Ch. 6 Richmond (VA) has posted this brief video from the scene:



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