LIFE AMBULANCE DRIVER AND PATIENT KILLED IN CRASH
CHILLICOTHE – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred this morning at approximately 9:47 a.m. on Hospital Rd. at the intersection of Delano Rd., Green Township, Ross County. The crash occurred when a southbound 2007 GMC C-7500 Carter Lumber truck was stopped to turn left onto Delano Rd. and was struck in the rear by a 1999 Ford E-350 Life ambulance.
The Life Ambulance vehicle was a non-emergency wheel chair van. State Patrol reports that the patient was bound to a wheel chair at the time of the crash.
The ambulance driver, Cody A. King, 21, of Chillicothe, Ohio and a patient passenger, Barbara L. McWhorter, 72, of Chillicothe were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the lumber tuck, Carl H. Dearth, 50, of Frankfort, Ohio was transported to Adena Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Assistance at the scene was provided by the Ross County Sheriff’s Office, Green Township Fire Department and the Ross County Coroner.
The crash remains under investigation.