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Overnight crash with ambulance kills New Castle man

Crash investigators said the ambulance was heading back to New Castle after delivering a patient when a car pulled into its path.
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NEW CASTLE, Ind. —

A New Castle man was killed early Monday morning when he pulled into the path of an ambulance on State Road 38 west of New Castle.

State Police said Robert Snedigar, 81, was killed in the crash around 12:15 a.m. at the intersection of SR 38 and Greensboro Pike.

Crash reconstruction investigation determined that Snedigar pulled his 2007 Cadillac from Greensboro Pike onto SR 38 into the path of the eastbound New Castle EMS ambulance. The ambulance hit Snedigar's car on the driver's side.

The driver of the 2019 RAM ambulance, Gregory Teague, 51, of Spiceland, and another EMT who was a passenger in the ambulance, were not hurt in the crash.

The ambulance was returning to New Castle from a patient transport and was not on an emergency run. No patients were on board. 

The crash is still under investigation.

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