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Police Report: Deadly Semi, Ambulance Crash Caused by Both Vehicles Yielding Right

BOONE, Iowa (AP) -- The Iowa State Patrol says a deadly crash between a semitrailer and an ambulance in Boone County happened when the trucker tried to yield to the approaching ambulance.

A patient and a nurse in the ambulance were killed Thursday when the ambulance hit the back of the truck on U.S. Highway 30.

The patrol says the truck, driven by Dennis Good, of Ogden, was headed east in the left lane when Good attempted to turn north off the highway. When Good saw the ambulance approaching, he attempted to switch to the right lane to avoid a collision, but the ambulance also switched to the right lane and hit the back of the trailer.

The ambulance was taking the patient from St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll to a Des Moines hospital.

First Report: Thursday

Authorities in Boone County say a patient in the back of an ambulance and the nurse who was treating him both died when ambulance collided with a semitrailer truck.

The collision occurred Thursday afternoon on Highway 30 near the town of Beaver. The highway was closed to traffic as emergency crews responded to the accident.

The dead from the accident have been identified as 75-year-old Norbert Hoffman of Carroll and 53-year-old nurse Sheryl Stoolman, also of Carroll.

Forty-five-year-old paramedic Wendy Baker of Carroll and 46-year-old ambulance driver Robert Genzen of Manning were injured in the crash. The driver of the semi, 49-year-old Dennis Good of Ogden, did not have serious injuries.


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