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Four Injured After Ambulance, Jeep Crash

Posted June 21, 2007 9:54 p.m. EDT
Updated June 22, 2007 5:05 p.m. EDT

— Four people were injured Thursday night, one seriously, when a Benson ambulance and Jeep crashed on northbound Highway 50 near Five Points Road.

Ambulance driver Glenn Twigg suffered the most serious injuries. He was listed in serious condition at Pitt Memorial Thursday but was upgraded to good condition Friday, according to officials.

The ambulance was heading to a fire when it tried to pass the Jeep. The Jeep was turning left into a driveway and the two crashed, officials said.

Twigg and another person in the ambulance were injured, along with two people in the Jeep.

A series of brushfires was sparked by a train south of Benson near U.S. Highway 301, authorities said. The train's brakes overheated, throwing sparks into brush near the railroad tracks and starting 10 to 15 fires, authorities said.

No charges have been filed in the collision, and the investigation is ongoing.