3 injured when alleged impaired driver in SUV broadsides ambulance

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SANPETE COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Three people were injured after an alleged impaired driver broadsided an ambulance on SR 89 near Ephraim Saturday night. 

Sgt. Jacob Cox, Utah Highway Patrol, said the crash happened at 11:13 p.m. where SR-89 and SR 132 intersect. An Ephraim EMS ambulance was southbound on SR-89 and as it approached the intersection at SR-132, 63-year-old Bernabe Castro Guillen of Ogden was headed east on SR 132 in a SUV and missed a stop sign, broadsiding the ambulance. 

At the time of the crash, two EMS personnel were cleaning up the back of the ambulance and were not restrained. The impact caused the ambulance to roll. The two individuals in the back of the ambulance suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including a possible broken bone.

Guillen was also not wearing his seat belt and suffered non-life-threatening injuries to his chest. All three were transported to the hospital in fair condition.

The driver of the ambulance and a passenger in the SUV were properly restrained and did not suffer any injuries.

During the crash investigation, troopers determined Guillen had been drinking and are in the process of screening for DUI charges. 

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