73-Year-Old Woman Dies after Ambulance Crash on Interstate 15
FALLBROOK, CA (November 28, 2019) – A 73-year-old woman died and a man suffered serious injuries in an ambulance crash on 15 Freeway, Thursday morning.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 10:30 AM. Due to unknown circumstances, a Ford Mustang spun out and crashed into the center divider on southbound 15 Freeway.
While emergency crews attended to the Mustang’s driver and his two juvenile passengers, a Ford Crown Victoria lost control and slammed into the ambulance.
Emergency responders pronounced the Crown Victoria’s passenger dead at the scene. Authorities withheld the identity of the victim, pending notification of next of kin.
Meanwhile, the Crown Victoria driver, identified as a 66-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man, suffered major injuries. A ground ambulance transported him to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido.
The first ambulance’s occupants were also taken to a hospital for complaints of pain.
Investigators ruled out alcohol and drugs as factors in the fatal crash. Officers also noted that it was raining at the time of the collision. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
We at Sweet James wish the victim’s loved ones peace and strength during this difficult time.
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