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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.

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

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