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Fatal Ambulance Wreck Kills 5 in Ohio

VAN WERT, Ohio (AP) - The State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the crash of an ambulance that killed five people last night, including three emergency medical technicians.

Authorities in northwest Ohio say the ambulance was broadsided by a semi trailer.

The ambulance, with four Antwerp Emergency Medical Services workers aboard, was transporting two victims from an earlier car accident to a hospital.

Authorities have not said who had the right of way at the rural intersection nor have they said if the ambulance's emergency sirens and lights were turned on.

The EMS workers killed have been identified as 64-year-old Sammy Smith, 31-year-old Heidi McDougall and 25-year-old Kelly Rager.

The patients killed were identified as 64-year-old Robert Wells 60-year-old Armelda Wells of Hicksville.

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