OH patrol: Patient, driver die in ambulance crash

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- The Highway Patrol says an ambulance driver and patient have died in a crash in southern Ohio.

A dispatcher at the Chillicothe patrol post says the ambulance rear-ended a flatbed truck around 10 a.m. Wednesday.

WBNS-TV reports that the patient was bound to a wheelchair when the vehicle crashed into the truck carrying lumber. The rear of the truck smashed through the ambulance windshield.

The Chillicothe Gazette reports the crash was just north of a hospital, where the driver of the truck was taken. Life Ambulance, a private company based in Portsmouth, confirmed the vehicle involved was part of their fleet but declined any further immediate comment.

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