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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 is an investigative reporter for the Star-Telegram. 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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