The Terre Haute Tribune Star reports that one person was killed in a Terre Haute auto accident involving an ambulance.
According to police, the ambulance was en route to the hospital but with a non-emergency status, so lights and sirens were not turned on.
The ambulance was traveling north on U.S. 41 when a passenger car traveling westbound on County Road 300 North failed to stop and pulled into the path of the ambulance. The vehicle was struck by the ambulance, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene from suspected head and internal injuries.
It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.
The patient in the ambulance was airlifted to a hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.
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