2 W. Va. paramedics die in ambulance crash
Paramedics Brittany Young and Douglas Ronald Dick II were killed in an ambulance crash after hitting the back of a tractor-trailer
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Duty Death: Brittany Young, Ronald Dick II
End of Service: 10/08/2019
By EMS1 Staff
NICHOLAS COUNTY, W. Va. — Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident involving an ambulance that left two paramedics dead.
According to WTAP, police responded to a crash on Saturday morning and found that a Jan-Care ambulance struck the back of a tractor-trailer parked in the right lane. Authorities do not know how long the trailer was parked there before the crash.
Paramedics Brittany Young and Douglas Ronald Dick II passed away from injuries incurred in the crash. The two people in the trailer were not injured.