2 EMS providers injured in deadly ambulance collision

The driver of the truck that crashed with a Malta and McConnellsville Fire Department ambulance was pronounced dead at the scene


By Leila Merrill

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, Ohio — A man was killed Friday in a head-on collision with an ambulance, and two EMS providers and another person were injured, 10TV reported.

Charles Wheeler, 62, was driving north on Old River Road as a Malta and McConnellsville Fire Department ambulance was going south when they crashed just before 8 a.m., according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash was mostly in the northbound lanes.

Two Malta and McConnellsville Fire Department EMS providers sustained minor injuries in the crash and were transported to a hospital.
Two Malta and McConnellsville Fire Department EMS providers sustained minor injuries in the crash and were transported to a hospital. (Photo/Malta and McConnellsville Fire Department)

Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene, and a passenger in his truck sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The two EMS providers in the ambulance had minor injuries and were transported to a hospital to be checked.

The crash is under investigation.

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