4 people injured in Blackford County crash involving semi, ambulance


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BLACKFORD COUNTY, Ind. – Four people were injured following a crash involving a semi truck and an ambulance Monday morning in Blackford County.

The crash happened at State Road 3 and County Road 300 S around 10 a.m. According to the Blackford County Sheriff’s Office, it involved a semi truck and an IU Health-Lifeline ambulance.

The ambulance was making an emergency patient transfer from IU Health Blackford Community Hospital to IU Health Ball Memorial. The 2007 Freightliner was heading southbound on State Road 3 and slowed down to make a turn left turn onto County Road 300 S. The ambulance was heading south in the northbound lane and tried to avoid the truck by getting back into the southbound lane. However, the ambulance struck the rear of the semi, sending the truck toward the southeast corner of the intersection and causing significant damage to the front of the ambulance.

The driver of the ambulance, 40-year-old Shawn Blair, along with two medics–25-year-old Travis Huff and 50-year-old Tamara McCammon–were taken to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, as was the patient they were transporting. The driver of the truck, identified as 52-year-old Scott Townsend, was not injured.

As of Tuesday morning, all those injured in the crash were being treated at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The incident remains under investigation.

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