Ill. EMT, civilian killed in ambulance crash
Richard Poorman of West Union, an EMT who was treating a patient in the back of the ambulance, died at Crawford Memorial Hospital
Duty Death: Richard Poorman - [West Union, Illinois]
By Jon Swaner
WEST UNION, Ill. — A small Valley town is in mourning as it loses two of its resident in one crash. One was an EMT.
The accident happened just after 9 central time on Illinois Route 1 at County Road 300 North just south of West Union.
Illinois State Police say 37-year-old Dotti Bright of West Union failed to stop at Route 1. She sideswiped the ambulance driven by 66-year-old William Crumrim of West Union.
Both the ambulance and Bright's truck ended up overturned in a ditch.
State police say no charges have come as the result of this accident, though they are still investigating.
52-year-old Richard Poorman of West Union, an EMT who was treating a patient in the back of the ambulance, died at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.
45-year-old Stephen Daugherty of West Union was a passenger in Bright’s vehicle.
He died at Carle Hospital in Champaign.
The patient in the ambulance was 52-year-old Paul Cornwell of Annapolis.
He was taken to Deconess Hospital in Evansville for serious injuries.
Republished with permission from MyWabshValley.com