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LODD: 2 Fla. paramedics killed in ambulance rollover crash

A car pulled in front of the AMR ambulance; the crash is under investigation


By EMS1 Staff

JUPITER, Fla. — Two paramedics were killed in an ambulance crash Thursday morning. reported that a car pulled in front of the American Medical Response ambulance; the rig tried to avoid the crash, causing it to rollover. The ambulance did not have its lights and sirens activated. There were no patients on board at the time of the incident.

The driver of the car was injured and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Lahiri Garcia, 51, and critical care paramedic and supervisor, Paul Besaw, 36, died in the crash.

“Lahiri and Paul were both devoted husbands and fathers,” AMR wrote on Facebook. “They dedicated their lives to caring for others. They were skilled, compassionate and fearless employees who embodied all of the qualities of an exemplary EMS provider.”

The crash is under investigation. We will update you once more information becomes available.