Two paramedics killed in ambulance crash

Published: Aug. 10, 2019 at 9:05 PM EDT
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Two paramedics are dead after their ambulance crashed with a tractor-trailer in Nicholas County Saturday morning.

Troopers say the Jan-Care ambulance crashed on Route 19 in Nicholas County.

Troopers responded to the crash on Route 19 near the area of Powell's Mountain just before 8 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to WVSP, first responders found a Jan-Care Ambulance hit the rear of a tractor-trailer. The trailer was parked in the right lane for an undetermined reason.

Both paramedics inside the ambulance were killed and later identified as Brittany Young from Glen Jean and Ronald Dick II from Shady Spring. The two people inside the tractor-trailer were uninjured.

There were no patients on board.

The cause of the crash is still unknown, but an investigation is being conducted.

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