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Morris Ambulance driver involved in crash

MORRIS – Around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, a Morris Fire Protection and Ambulance District / Kurtz EMS Service Ambulance was involved in a crash on Interstate 39 in Marshall County, according to a press release from fire chief Tracey Steffes.

The Advanced Life Support Ambulance had just transported a patient to Peoria Medical center and was returning to Morris,

The ambulance was in the process of passing a semi tractor trailer on Interstate 39, which is a four-lane highway, when a gust of wind caused the driver of the ambulance to over correct, according to the release.

"The ambulance proceeded to skid down the highway coming to a rest in the northbound ditch" the press relase said.

The driver was able to exit the ambulance and call for assistance.

The driver and passenger were taken by transport by Marshall County EMS to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru and treated for non-life threatening injuries

The driver of the semi-tractor was uninjured.

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