Mo. patient dies in weather-related ambulance crash

Heavy rain caused the ambulance to go off the road overturn; two EMTs were also injured

The Associated Press

HARRISONVILLE, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 65-year-old man died when the ambulance taking him to a hospital crashed during heavy rain.

Patrol spokesman Sgt. Bill Lowe says the man from Nevada, Missouri, died Wednesday night on Interstate 49 just north of Harrisonville. His name has not been released.

Lowe says the driver of the ambulance from the Vernon County Ambulance District lost control when the back end started sliding on wet pavement. The ambulance went off the road and overturned.

A 23-year-old paramedic sitting with the patient suffered serious injuries and the 25-year-old driver suffered minor injuries.

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