Ambulance driver in Henderson crash fell asleep, deputies say

Ambulance driver in Henderson crash fell asleep, deputies say

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - Crews responded to a wreck involving an ambulance in Henderson Thursday morning.

Dispatch confirms it happened shortly after 7 on I-69, just south of 425.

We have units on scene of a single vehicle accident on I-69 involving an ambulance from another city. We responded as...

Posted by Henderson Fire Department on Thursday, April 11, 2019

According to deputies, the AMR ambulance from Newburgh was on the way back from doing a transfer to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

We’re told the driver, 61-year-old Edward Hauenstein, fell asleep and the ambulance shifted toward the median. Deputies say Hauenstein then overcorrected and drove through the guardrail.

Both Hauenstein and his partner were taken to St. Vincent in Evansville to be treated for minor injuries.

The Henderson Co. Sheriff’s Office says this is the third time this year AMR has been involved in an accident like this one.

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