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Train Collision Claims the Lives of three Paramedics

A train collision near Fulton Arkansas has claimed the lives of three paramedics.

The ambulance was carrying the three paramedics along with a patient when they were hit in the front end by an oncoming Union Pacific freight train.

The impact caused the ambulance to spin and eject the emergency workers.

Paramedics Jeff Ferrand and John Rook, both of Hope AR, died at the scene.

The third EMT, Christopher Klingan of Texarkana was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The patient they were transporting survived and is in stable condition.

Based on an investigation done by the police, it appears that the driver of the ambulance decided that he could not make it across the train tracks in time and began to back up, but not quick enough to avoid the collision.

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