Ambulance transporting patient crashes in Morgan

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MORGAN — An ambulance that was transporting a patient was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Morgan on Tuesday.

The ambulance, owned by Newport Ambulance/Northern EMS and operated by EMT Joseph Whitehill, crashed at around 11:15 a.m. on Champigny Hill Road.

The ambulance was headed towards Route 111 with its emergency lights activated with a paramedic and a patient inside.

Near the intersection, police say Whitehill encountered an oncoming vehicle traveling toward the center of the road.

“It should be noted at the time the roadway was slick with packed snow, and accumulated snow was located on the shoulders,” Det. Daniel Lynch said.

Whitehill turned his vehicle to avoid a head-on collision with the other vehicle and lost traction in the accumulated snow at the sloped shoulder.

The ambulance left the road and came to rest against a tree.

Police say speed was not a factor and all vehicles involved were traveling less than 20 miles-per-hour.

There were no injuries reported during the incident.

The ambulance was towed from the scene.

Det. Lynch says the crash was the result of slick road surfaces and weather conditions.

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