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One killed in ambulance wreck at Bragg

Posted October 22, 2009 3:51 p.m. EDT
Updated November 3, 2009 11:18 a.m. EST

— A paramedic was killed late Wednesday in an ambulance accident at Fort Bragg, authorities said Thursday.

The wreck occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Plank and Turkey roads on post, said Tom McCollum, spokesman for Fort Bragg.

An ambulance from Womack Army Medical Center was responding to a mutual aid call from another military ambulance when the driver lost control and slammed into some nearby trees after overcorrecting, according to Emergency Chaplains, a group that ministers to first responders and emergency personnel.

Paul Boyer III, 54, who was a passenger in the ambulance, died in the wreck. The driver, whose name wasn't released, was treated at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and released.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.