16-year-old killed, 2 FD members injured in Dallas ambulance crash

Officials say the 15-year-old driver of the other vehicle was speeding and now faces charges of manslaughter and assault

Dana Branham and LaVendrick Smith
The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — A 16-year-old girl was killed and multiple people were injured Sunday morning in a crash that involved a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance, officials said.

The ambulance was taking someone to the hospital about 6:20 a.m. when it was involved in a crash with another vehicle at the intersection of Scyene Road and Glover Pass in Pleasant Grove.

Dallas police said three teenagers were in the other car, and that the 15-year-old driver was speeding at the time of the crash.

The driver lost control, and police said the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a concrete bench before landing on its top. The vehicle continued to slide, striking the ambulance.

The two Dallas Fire-Rescue members in the ambulance and the patient they were transporting were all taken to a hospital with injuries that weren’t expected to be life-threatening, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said in an email.

The three teenagers in the other vehicle were also taken to a hospital, where one of them died, police said.

The 15-year-old driver was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries, police said. He faces manslaughter and assault charges, officials said.

Police did not identify the driver because he is a juvenile.


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