Teen dies after highway jump from SC ambulance

16-year-old was restrained on a gurney in the back of the vehicle when he loosened his restraints and jumped


The Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A teenager has died after jumping out of a moving ambulance on an interstate highway in South Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported the 16-year-old boy died shortly after the leap near Greenville while be was being driven to a psychiatric hospital in Columbia

Coroner Mike Ellis says the teen was restrained on a gurney in the back of a Greenville Hospital Systems ambulance when he loosened his restraints, moved past an emergency technician, opened the door and jumped.

Emergency workers treated the teen before taking him back to the hospital in Greenville, where he was pronounced dead minutes later.

An autopsy was planned Monday.

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