GREENVILLE, TX – A paramedic died when an ambulance was involved in a collision with a truck in Hunt County Wednesday evening, according to a report by CBSDFW.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of an 18-wheeler was backing out of a private drive across two lanes of traffic along U.S. 69 near Greenville.

A UT Health East Texas EMS vehicle traveling southbound was not able to stop in time and struck the side of the trailer truck at about 7 p.m.  The ambulance driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and was identified as 42-year-old David Eads of Frankston.  Another paramedic in the ambulance was hospitalized in serious but stable condition. No patients were in the ambulance at the time.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a rock hauler, was not injured. He was issued a citation for violation of backing without safety. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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