RIGA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an ambulance has rear-ended a backhoe while en route to an emergency in New York, killing a crew member.
The Monroe County sheriff’s office says three members of an ambulance crew from a volunteer fire department in Bergen were headed to a call Wednesday morning when they crashed into the slow-moving backhoe in the neighboring town of Riga (RY’-gah), 15 miles southwest of Rochester.
Deputies say emergency medical technician Barry Miller was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
Ambulance driver Zackery Czudak wasn’t injured. EMT Gina Bliss was treated for minor injuries. The backhoe driver was not hurt.
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Czudak told investigators he slowed down because of sun glare and patches of fog.