Las Vegas Boulevard Ambulance Rollover Crash Kills First Responder, Patient

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An American Medical Response first responder and a patient were killed after an ambulance rolled over on Las Vegas Boulevard at the 215 freeway Tuesday.

Nevada Highway Patrol reported an AMR vehicle involved in a crash at about 12:44 a.m.

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According to NHP, an AMR ambulance hydroplaned while transporting a nonambulatory patient to a care facility. The driver lost control, went into the embankment, and rolled over on the Interstate 15 junction to westbound Interstate 215.

The driver was taken to University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The emergency medical technician and the patient were pronounced dead at the scene. source

NHP Southern Command @NHPSouthernComm:

“#breaking Fatal Crash LV Blvd to go IR215 WB. Ambulance Rollover, 2 deceased at this time. 15NB to IR215WB ramp closed. PIO Enroute. Expect delays in the area. Check back for updates #buckleup #drivesafenv #nhpsocomm”

NHP Southern Command @NHPSouthernComm:

“NHP Troopers, @LVMPD_Traffic and First Responders from @AMRLasVegas have finished the escort of the fallen AMR First Responder from the scene of last nights Fatal Crash. Rest In Peace Sir.”

NHP investigators cited weather as a factor.

The I-15 northbound to 215 westbound ramp remained closed.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.

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