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4 injured in two-vehicle crash in McCracken Co., KY involving ambulance

(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in McCracken County, Kentucky involving an ambulance.

On August 22 at around 2:21 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a crash involving an ambulance at the intersection of Fisher Road and US 60.

According to deputies, Douglas Smith, 56, of West Paducah, was driving a 2008 Chevy Ambulance eastbound on US 60, approaching the intersection of US 60 and Fisher Road.

They say Smith was running lights and sirens when he tried to pass other vehicles in the passing lane. He slowed for the red light and did not see another vehicle crossing US 60.

Smith hit a vehicle while crossing US 60 northbound.

According to deputies, that vehicle was a 2012 GMC Yukon Denali driven by 46-year-old LeeAnn Crabtree of Paducah.

Crabtree told deputies her light turned green and she proceeded northbound across US 60. She said she did not see the ambulance going eastbound and was hit in the driver side, causing her to leave the road.

Deputies say first responders had to remove Crabtree from the Yukon.

EMT Anna Abernathy, 29, of Wickliffe, was seated in the jump seat of the ambulance, just behind the driver compartment and at the head of the patient being transported, during the crash.

According to deputies, she was thrown out of her seat, causing her to receive non-incapacitating injuries.

A 55-year-old Paducah man was being transported in the ambulance at the time of the crash.

Deputies say he was being transported for non-incapacitating injuries he had before the crash.

During the crash, they say he left the stretcher and hit the interior wheel well of the ambulance, causing further non-incapacitating injuries.

Mercy EMS and the Concord Fire Department responded to the scene.

All four people involved were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Deputies say eastbound lanes were re-directed to Cairo Road during the crash.

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