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Six injured after vehicle rear ends ambulance in northeast North Dakota

The crash happened about 4 miles north of Edmore around 11:16 a.m. on icy roads and foggy weather conditions, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release.

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EDMORE, N.D. — Six people were injured after an ambulance was rear ended in northeast North Dakota on Monday, Jan. 16.

The crash happened about 4 miles north of Edmore around 11:16 a.m. on icy roads and foggy weather conditions, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said in a news release.

Edmore Ambulance Service was on scene attending to an injured driver from a previous rollover crash off of State Highway 1. The ambulance was partially in the northbound lane of State Highway 1 while the ambulance crew attended to the injured driver.

A Jeep, driven by 89-year-old Leonard Klein, was northbound shortly after the ambulance had been attending to the injured driver from the previous crash. The release said Klein struck the ambulance from behind and suffered serious injuries due to the crash.

Ambulance crew members were also injured:

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  • Ambulance driver: Doug Loff, 62 of Edmore, minor injuries
  • Bruce Berg; 67 of Edmore. Minor injuries, assisting in treating patient
  • Taylor Trontvet, 32 of Edmore, serious injuries, treating patient
  • Megan Diseth; 35 of Edmore, minor injuries, treating patient
  • Kathy Borgen; 63 of St. Cloud, Florida, minor injuries. She was being treated in the ambulance. 

Langdon Ambulance Service was paged and brought Klein to Langdon Prairie Health for treatment. Trontvet and Diseth also were transported to Langdon Prairie Health to be treated for their injuries. Borgen was transported to First Care Hospital to be treated for her injuries.
The crash remains under investigation. The release noted no charges have been filed in the crash.

Edmore is about 93 miles northwest of Grand Forks.

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