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Update: Medic dies in crash leaving fatal fire

The driver did his best to safely stop the ambulance when he felt the onset of cardiac distress

By FireRescue1 Staff

STILLWATER, N.J. — A N.J. ambulance crew crashed its rig early Tuesday morning while transporting a patient from a fire scene to the hospital. The medic driving the ambulance died in the single-vehicle crash.

Local media outlets report that the ambulance struck a utility pole and downed a power line. Fox New York reports that the power line landed on top of the ambulance.

Firefighter Close Calls reports that the driver, William Martin felt a heart attack coming on and did his best to safely stop the ambulance. The ambulance's other three occupants were uninjured.

One woman died at the fire. The woman's husband was burned in the fire and was in the ambulance when it crashed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New York News | NYC Breaking News

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Michael S Sheneman Michael S Sheneman Wednesday, January 09, 2013 8:01:39 PM So Sad...........
Charly McMurdie Charly McMurdie Friday, January 11, 2013 9:54:45 AM Very sad
Chris Wikeen Chris Wikeen Friday, January 11, 2013 5:52:52 PM My condolences to the family members of the Paramedic and the fire victim. A sad day in Stillwater.

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