16-Year-Old Girl Dies in Crash Involving Dallas Fire-Rescue Ambulance; Teen Faces Charges

A total of six people were taken to the hospital

One person has died and five others were hospitalized after an accident involving an ambulance Sunday morning in Pleasant Grove.

At 6:20 a.m., the Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance was parked at the stop sign at Scyene Road and Glover Pass tending to a patient in the back on the way to the hospital, police said.

At the same time, a 15-year-old boy was driving at a high rate of speed down Scyene Road with two passengers — a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. The driver lost control of his vehicle, which left the roadway, spun and hit a sign and DART concrete bus stop bench, police said.

The vehicle sunk into the ground, flipped over and landed on the roof before hitting the driver's side door of the ambulance, spinning it about 90 degrees, police said.

The Dallas Fire-Rescue driver was hospitalized with minor injuries and released. The paramedic was also hospitalized and had a possible concussion, police said. The patient had no injuries from the crash.

The three people in the vehicle were also take to the hospital, where the girl died of her injuries. Her name has not been released. The 16-year-old boy had serious injuries, police said.

The driver of the vehicle had injuries not thought to be life-threatening and faces a charge of manslaughter and four counts of assault. His name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

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