Three Others Injured
A WEEPING WATER, Nebraska, ambulance was involved in a head-on crash Tuesday night when a pickup crossed the center lane into the path of the ambulance.
The crash occurred around 10:30 pm as the ambulance was transporting a patient to a hospital in Lincoln. The driver of the pickup truck was killed immediately. The ambulance driver had to be exticated by the firefighters, but he died later at the hospital. The other two EMT's and the patient were all transported to hospitals in Lincoln.
The Cass County Sheriff's Office said moments before the crash, authorities received a 911 call about an erratic driver in the area of Highway 34 and Highway 1 near Elmwood — about 20 miles east of Lincoln.
Authorities said a 2002 Ford Ranger was traveling east on Highway 34 when it crossed the center line and collided head-on with a Weeping Water Rescue ambulance, which was traveling west on Highway 34. The ambulance was on its way to a hospital in Lincoln with a patient.
The driver of the Ford Ranger, a 24-year-old from rural Syracuse, Neb., was pronounced dead at the scene.
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