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November 19, 2012

EMT killed in NJ ambulance crash

Keith Chipepo died when a Chrysler Pacifica that was apparently being pursued by police slammed in his ambulance

By EMS1 Staff

NEWARK, N.J. — An EMT was killed Monday in a crash believed to have stemmed from a police chase, according to reports.

Keith Chipepo, 30, died when a Chrysler Pacifica that was apparently being pursued by police slammed into a private ambulance in which he was travelling, CBS2 reported.

The impact caused a chain reaction, with the ambulance then smashing into a food distribution truck and an Essex County transportation bus.

"The man who was in the back of the ambulance, he flew out the ambulance," an eyewitness told the station. "It looked like something that came off a movie or something. It was really crazy."

Chipepo was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark, where three other injured people were also taken, the report said.

They included the 26-year-old who was driving the ambulance, a 57-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old man who was driving the food truck.

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