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NY EMS Driver Crashes After Suffering Fatal Heart Attack

A driver of a volunteer ambulance had a fatal heart attack, causing an accident in northern New York that left two medical crew members and a patient hospitalized, reports the Associated Press.

State police say 45-year-old Eric Monty of Mooers was driving the Champlain EMS ambulance when it ran off the road at a curve and hit a ditch and an embankment around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the town of Altona, near the Canadian border.

Monty was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ambulance crew members Susan Roberts and Peter Coulombe and patient Gary Lamarche were injured.

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