Ambulance Driver Who Caused Fatal Crash Was Asleep at Wheel: Police
An ambulance driver apparently fell asleep before a crash that caused an emergency worker to die, police said.
The crash happened while the ambulance was rushing a mother and her 5-month-old from a South Bend hospital to another hospital in Indiannapolis.
After some investigating, police believe the driver for Tri-County Ambulance Service fell asleep, causing the crash, reported WSBT.
A medical technician working with the mother and infant in the back was killed in the crash on Monday morning around 3:45 a.m.
After the driver fell asleep, the vehicle went through a red light and hit a car that had a green light, state police said.
The ambulance driver has been identified as Christine Wesner, 26; the deceased technician has been identified as Mousa Chaban, 32.
Chaban was partially ejected from the vehicle and died from his injuries.
#BREAKING CONT: An ISP spokesperson says Emergency Medical Technician Mousa Chaban, 32, of Mishawaka was in in the back of the ambulance. ISP says the ambulance driver and Chaban were working for Tri-County Ambulance Service based in Wakarusa. #wsbt22 pic.twitter.com/HlLvRq2FAs
— Hilary Powell WSBT (@mshilary) January 22, 2018
The patient and the mother weren’t injured in the crash.
Wesner suffered a broken collarbone, reported WNDU.
Police don’t believe narcotics or alcohol contributed to the crash, reported Fox59.
It’s unclear whether Wesner will face criminal charges at this time.