MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A paramedic is dead after an ambulance struck a stalled semi on a highway in the north metro Monday evening.
According to State Patrol, the semi was stalled near the split of Interstate 694 and Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Center.
A HealthEast ambulance heading from Monticello to Minneapolis was merging from the I-694 side to the I-94 side when the driver struck the stalled semi.
The driver of the ambulance, a 27-year-old woman, was taken to North Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The ambulance’s passenger, a 24-year-old St. Paul woman, was pronounced dead at the scene, State Patrol said.
There were no patients in the ambulance at the time of the crash.
The 44-year-old female driver of the semi truck was uninjured.
Traffic was shut down on I-694 and was being diverted onto I-94, according to State Patrol.