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Officials: Sleeping firefighter struck, killed by ambulance

June 24, 2019 GMT

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York firefighter has died after an ambulance responding to a call struck him, apparently as he slept in front of a bay door.

Port Jervis Police say the unidentified 22-year-old man was hit by a Port Jervis Volunteer Ambulance as it was leaving its building early Sunday morning near the Pennsylvania border.

The Times Herald-Record reports the victim is believed to have been sleeping in front of the bay door when the ambulance struck him on its way out of the building.


It was not clear why the victim was at the bay door.