Three killed in ambulance wreck

December 25, 2008 8:02:58 PM PST
An ambulance collided with a car at a rural North Texas intersection, killing all three people inside the sedan. Police in Leonard say the ambulance driver Thursday failed to see the Chevrolet Malibu before turning onto U.S. Highway 69. The car slammed into the ambulance, sending both vehicles off the road and leaving the ambulance on its side in a ditch.

Killed were Pamela Kay Touart, 59, and her twin sons, Cameron Wayne Boudreau and Kipp Leonard Boudreau, both 29. The two paramedics in the ambulance were taken to a hospital and later released, the Sherman Herald Democrat reported.

Bonham Fire Chief Bill Palya says it did not appear the family wore seat belts. The ambulance was headed back to its station at the time of the accident.

Leonard is about 50 miles north of Dallas.

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