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Ambulance rolls after psych patient grabs the wheel, 3 injured

Police are investigating why the patient was unrestrained and able to take hold of the wheel


DRAPER, Utah — A Juab County EMS ambulance rolled over on Interstate 15 early Friday morning after a psychiatric patient grabbed the steering wheel of the ambulance.

The Utah Highway Patrol reports three people were injured. One person is in serious condition, another has minor injuries and the status of the third person is unknown, reports ABC4 News.

The psychiatric patient was being transferred to a behavioral health facility when he became violent. Why the patient was unrestrained and able to take hold of the wheel is unknown at this time, according to FOX13 News.

Police say the patient could most likely face charges of aggravated assault, and the crash is still under investigation.

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