OHP: Patient dies after ambulance crashes in south metro

One person is killed when an ambulance crashes on I-44 in Oklahoma City (Will Maetzold/KOKH)

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say one person is dead after an ambulance carrying a patient crashes.

OHP says around midnight, a St. Anthony Hospital ambulance was transporting a 66-year-old Carolyn Koch of Blanchard to their north hospital. The ambulance went off an embankment on the curve of I-44 eastbound near SW 59th St. and rolled before coming to a rest.

The back compartment of the ambulance separated from the vehicle and both Koch and 28-year-old medic Chelsea Stewart were ejected.

Koch was pronounced dead at the scene due to head injuries. Stewart and the driver, 32-year-old Matthew Erickson, were transported to the hospital. Both are in "good condition".

I-44 was shut down for several hours while troopers investigated that crash.

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