STUART — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash between a Martin County bus, a private ambulance and a pickup truck that happened shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.
The crash took place along Southeast Velasquez Avenue near Southeast Seville Avenue in Stuart.
According to the FHP report, an ambulance carrying a 77-year-old patient was traveling south on Velasquez Avenue when it crashed into a Martin County bus traveling on Seville Street and then hit a parked pickup truck.
The patient, who was on a stretcher in the back of the ambulance, was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s unknown whether the crash is responsible for his death.
The driver and a passenger in the ambulance suffered minor injuries. The passenger and driver of the bus also sustained minor injuries.
Velasquez Avenue was closed both ways for several hours as law enforcement investigated the crash.
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