Patient Dies In Ambulance Crash

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One person is dead after an ambulance flipped in Richland County.

The crash happened on I-71 at the OH-13 Bellville/Mansfield exit around 11:45 p.m. Friday.

The ambulance was transporting a patient from a Cleveland hospital to a Columbus hospital.

State Highway Patrol Troopers say the ambulance drove off the exit ramp, hit a guardrail and rolled several times down an embankment.

The patient and an EMT were thrown from the back of the ambulance.

The patient was pronounced dead at the scene.  The EMT suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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