NEAR LEWISTOWN, Mo. — UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has now released the names of those involved in the Tuesday afternoon crash on Highway 6, three miles east of Lewistown.
State troopers says the Adair County ambulance on was driven by Cheyenne Hyle, 29, of Unionville, Mo.
The eastbound ambulance, with its lights and sirens on, came up behind a pickup driven by Steven Fries, 65, of Knox City.
Investigators say Fries began to yield to the ambulance when he traveled off the right side of the highway, overcorrected and returned to the roadway.
Fries and Hyle both suffered moderate injuries and were taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois, for treatment.
The patient onboard the Adair County ambulance, Dawn Ramos, 48, of Kirksville, suffered serious injuries and was flown to Blessing Hospital.
The other member of the ambulance crew injured was Anthony Sims, 49, of Unionville, Mo. He suffered moderate injuries and was also taken by ambulance to the hospital in Quincy.
A pickup truck and an Adair County ambulance with a patient onboard collided in Lewis County late Tuesday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 5 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 6 and Fir Avenue, about three miles east of Lewistown.
A Lewis County firefighter, who helped work the crash, told KTVO that the patient inside the ambulance was flown to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.
The driver of the pickup and the ambulance personnel were also taken by other ambulances to a hospital. The injuries suffered by the ambulance crew were not thought to be life-threatening.
The firefighter said their trip to the hospital was more precautionary.
KTVO is still waiting on the Missouri State Highway Patrol to finish its crash report so we can learn about the circumstances that caused the crash, the extent of injuries and the names, ages and cities of residence of those involved in the wreck.