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Woman dies after ambulance crash


Investigations into the causes of the crash are under way

A pedestrian has died after she was hit by an ambulance answering a 999 call in south Lincolnshire.

Two paramedics in the ambulance were hurt and taken to Peterborough District Hospital with minor injuries.

The ambulance was on its way to a road accident when it crashed and overturned at Stowe Road, Langtoft, at 0700 GMT.

The 39-year-old pedestrian has not been named but police said she was from the local area. The road was closed to allow forensic examinations.

The two ambulance crew were treated and later released, a police spokesman said.

Icy conditions

Drivers were urged to avoid the area.

A statement from East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Tragically, the pedestrian has since passed away and we offer family and friends our deepest sympathies.

"We are working with the police to assist them with their investigation."

Sgt Ewan Gell, of Lincolnshire Police, is investigating what happened.

He said: "It was very frosty here this morning, there were a number of accidents in the area where people had slipped on the ice and gone into dykes or crashed their vehicles.

"So that is one of the things we are looking at but also it is early days yet and we have a lot of investigating to do before we come up with a conclusion as to what happened here."

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