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Patient dies in Ohio ambulance crash

The ambulance drove off the exit ramp, hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment

By EMS1 Staff

MANSFIELD, Ohio — A patient was killed when an ambulance overturned during a transport around 11:45 p.m. Friday.

The ambulance was transporting a patient from a Cleveland hospital to a Columbus hospital when it drove off the exit ramp on Interstate-71 at the OH-13 Bellville/Mansfield exit, WBNS reports. 

It hit a guardrail and rolled sever times down an embankment, throwing the patient and an EMT from the back of the ambulance.

The patient was pronounced dead at the scene. The EMT suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

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