Elderly man killed in ambulance crash identified

Posted at 9:35 PM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 12:52:09-05

Police in the Town of Evans are investigating a fatal crash that happened shortly after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon.

North Evans fire officials say during whiteout conditions, a Rural Metro ambulance and a semi crashed at the corner of Route 20 and Versailles Plank Road.

The ambulance was taking 85-year-old Joseph Sangbush of Perrysburg from the hospital to a group home at the time of the crash. Fangbush was killed.

Three other people were taken to local hospitals, including two Rural Metro medics and the driver of the semi. The driver of the semi is in a medically-induced coma at ECMC. The two medics suffered minor injuries.

Fire officials believe the weather conditions mixed with slick roads is to blame for the crash, but the accident remains under investigation.

At this time, no charges have been filed.




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