EMT killed when ambulance crashes into stalled semi

The ambulance crashed into the back of the semi.
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An EMT was killed when the ambulance she was riding in crashed into the back of a stalled semi truck.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. Monday near the Interstate 94/Interstate 694 split in Brooklyn Center, the Minnesota State Patrol's report says.

The Healtheast ambulance was merging across the apex to get from eastbound I-694 to I-94 when it crashed into the back of the broken down truck, the report and FOX 9 explain

An EMT riding in the ambulance was killed. She's been identified as Marina Challeen, a 24-year-old from St. Paul.

The driver of the ambulance – a 27-year-old woman – suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

The driver of the semi – a 44-year-old woman from Georgia – was not injured, the State Patrol's report says. 

There were no passengers in the ambulance at the time of the crash, MPR News reports. And a preliminary report shows the ambulance did not have its lights or sirens activated. 

The ambulance was on its way to Minneapolis from Monticello when it hit the truck, WCCO says.

At least 273 people have been killed in crashes on Minnesota roads so far this year, the Office of Traffic Safety's website shows

Last year at this time, there had been 287 traffic fatalities. 

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