81-year-old woman crashes into ambulance, 4 taken to hospitals

81-year-old woman crashes into ambulance, 4 taken to hospitals
Ambulance (Source: Gray News)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) -Wednesday night, Dec. 11, deputies responded to a crash on US-45 and Old US-45.

One of the vehicles involved was a City of Mayfield ambulance.

Mary Cossiboom, 81, of Paducah, was driving a 2015 Honda SUV. She attempted to cross over west bound US-45 from Old US-45 .

Witnesses said Cossiboom did not see the ambulance heading northbound on US-45 and collided with it.

The ambulance did not have its lights on.

It slid sideways in the median before crossing back over 45 and down a large embankment, where it struck a tree.

The ambulance was being operated by David Jackson, 33, of Mayfield, accompanied by Justin Clapp, 30, of Wingo and their passenger Brenda Thompson, 60, of Mayfield.

All four passengers were taken to area hospitals.

Cossiboom was ultimately flown to a hospital out of area.

The roadway was closed down for about 30 minutes for cleanup before being reduced to one lane.

Deputies were assisted by Lone Oak FD, Mercy EMS, and Jason’s Towing.

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