‘Sparks were flying’: Trainee ambulance driver dies in crash

NEW YORK — A trainee paramedic who was in critical condition after a trainee ambulance crashed into a house in New York City has died.

The New York State Police said Sunday that paramedics had been treating a patient with a life-threatening injury when the ambulance crashed Friday evening in Harlem.

The driver of the ambulance was pronounced dead on the scene, the New York Post reported.

More than two dozen people were on board the ambulance when it struck the house, the Post reported, citing the New Jersey Department of Emergency Services.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

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