Update posted at 6:37 p.m.:
(Glencoe, Ky.) - Drugs are suspected in a Gallatin County crash which resulted in an ambulance patient losing his life.
Kentucky State Police said a Gallating County ambulance was travelling on U.S. 127 North at about 10:00 a.m. That's when a SUV driven by Hunter LeGrand, 22, of Warsaw, crossed the center line and struck the ambulance head-on.
The impact caused the ambulance to flip, landing on the roadway on its top.
A patient in the emergency vehicle, John Little, 59, of Dry Ridge, was rushed to University Hospital in Cincinnati where he died from his injuries, troopers said.
An EMT who was in the back of the ambulance at the time of the collision, David Waltz, 25, of Carrollton, was flown by aircare to the University Hospital. The driver of the ambulance, Justin Shields, 21, of Ghent, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.
LeGrand was flown by aircare to the same hospital after he was extricated from his SUV.
Troopers said LeGrand is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. Charges against him are pending.
Kentucky State Police are continuing to investigate the crash.
Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County EMS, Glencoe Fire and Rescue, Warsaw Police Department, Gallatin County Fire Department, New Liberty Fire Department, Walton EMS, and Verona EMS.
Original story posted at 11:01 a.m.:
(Glencoe, Ky.) – Three people were injured in a crash involving an ambulance Tuesday morning in Gallatin County.
The accident happened at the intersection of U.S. 127 and Tapering Pointe Road in the Glencoe area at about 10:00. The ambulance collided with an SUV, causing the emergency vehicle to overturn.
One paramedic was taken to the hospital by aircare. Two other victims were transported from the scene by ambulance.
It is unclear if there was a patient in the ambulance at the time of the crash.