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Fatal ambulance crash investigated as homicide

Witnesses said the driver of the ambulance was speeding and swerving like a drunk driver

By EMS1 Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY — A fatal ambulance crash is now being investigated as a homicide.

News9 reported that EMS provider Matthew Erickson was transporting Carolyn Koch to the hospital when the ambulance crashed, killing Koch.

Witnesses of the crash said they saw Erickson speeding and swerving and compared the behavior to that of a drunk driver.

Paramedic Chelsea Stewart, who was in the ambulance during the crash, said Erickson was swerving and hitting the rumble strips on the road. She told him to stop, saying “it was not funny.”

Erickson’s partner told investigators that she was concerned about Erickson’s driving ability that night because she was having a hard time keeping him awake during the overnight shift.

Days before the crash, Erickson was taken off duty for sleeping on the job.


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