LODD: Ind. EMT dies in ambulance crash


LODD: Ind. EMT dies in ambulance crash

LODD: Ind. EMT dies in ambulance crash

LODD: Ind. EMT dies in ambulance crash

Authorities say an emergency medical technician has died after the ambulance he was riding in crashed into a auto and rolled in northern Indiana.

According to Indiana State Police, Christine Wesner, 26, was driving an ambulance southbound on US 31 while transporting a 5-month-old from a South Bend hospital to a hospital in Indianapolis around 3:45 a.m. Police say they weren't hurt. The Dodge Dart, driven by 30-year-old Joseph Farrar of Brownsburg, was attempting to turn north onto USA 31 from East Ind. 218 and had the right-of-way in the intersection, according to the release. After the crash impact, the ambulance rolled onto its passenger side.

There was a five month old patient, the child's mother, and Emergency Medical Technician Mousa Chaban, 32, Mishawaka, IN in the back of the ambulance. He died from his injuries.

After the driver fell asleep, the vehicle went through a red light and hit a auto that had a green light, state police said.

Ambulance driver Wesner was also not injured in the crash. Farrer was taken by ambulance to a Peru hospital with a broken collarbone, according to the release. Jesse Wilkins, 20, a passenger in the Dodge, was also transported by ambulance to a Peru hospital suffering from a non-life threatening head injury, police said.

Wesner and Chaban were working for Tri-County Ambulance Service based in Wakarusa.

This crash is still under investigation.

The crash happened while the ambulance was rushing a mother and her 5-month-old from a South Bend hospital to another hospital in Indiannapolis.