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28-year-old driver dies after crashing into Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance, authorities say

An ambulance is pictured in this file photo.
An ambulance is pictured in this file photo. Getty Images

A driver who crashed into the side of a Dallas Fire-Rescue ambulance has died from his injuries, according to the Dallas Police Department.

Luis Cabrera, 28, was driving southbound on North Westmoreland Street “at a high rate of speed and ran the red light at West Davis Steet” at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Cabrera collided into the right passenger side of the ambulance, causing it to go into a vacant parking lot. Cabrera’s vehicle spun before stopping.

He was taken to Methodist Central Hospital and pronounced dead about 30 minutes later, police said.

Two Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics were also taken to Methodist Central Hospital for evaluation of their injuries, police said.

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Nichole Manna reports on crime, breaking news and other mayhem across North Texas. Before moving to Fort Worth in July 2018, she covered crime and breaking news in Tennessee, North Carolina, Nebraska and Kansas. She is a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and grew up in Florida.


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