LODD: Texas paramedic killed, another injured in ambulance crash

The surviving medic is being treated after a UT East Texas Health System ambulance crashed into an 18-wheeler

The paramedic killed in an ambulance crash has been identified as David Eads, 42, of Frankston, Texas. Learn more about the incident and charges being filed here. Our thoughts are with David's family and colleagues. 

By Kerri Hatt

GREENVILLE, Texas —  One paramedic has been killed and another seriously injured after an ambulance crash in Hunt County, Texas.  

The ambulance crashed into the side of an 18-wheeled vehicle shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday evening on U.S. Highway 69 north of Greenville, CBS DFW reported.

The paramedic died at the scene, and the injured medic was taken to a Tyler hospital via air ambulance in serious but stable condition.

DPS Trooper Kyle Bradford told CBS DFW the big rig was backing out of a private driveway and the UT East Texas Health System ambulance, which was not carrying any patients, was not able to stop.

UT Health East Texas spokesperson, Allison Pollan, released a statement, saying, “We are devastated by the loss of one of our team members who was involved in a two-vehicle accident while on duty Wednesday night. Another crew member was also injured.  Our thoughts are with the team member’s family and friends. Our prayers are also with the injured crew member who is being treated. We have trained crisis counselors available to provide support for colleagues and employees at this difficult time.”

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