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Child killed in crash when alleged drunk driver Jose Martin Duran Romero, 27, strikes ambulance on US-52 South in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:13am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Police: Suspected drunk driver crashes into ambulance, juvenile suffers life-threatening injuries

According to investigators, Romero crashed into the ambulance on US-52 South, just after 1 a.m. When officers got to the scene, they found the ambulance flipped over on its side. 

Police: Boy In Ambulance Hit By Driver Now Fighting For Life

The youngster was en route to a trauma center with his mother around 1 a.m. when the Virginia-based ambulance was struck on a North Carolina highway, said Winston-Salem Police Lt. Rick Newnum. He described the boy as a toddler or an infant.

Child Who Was Inside Ambulance Hit By Drunk Driver Dies: Winston-Salem Police

A young boy who was inside an ambulance that overturned after it was hit by a suspected drunk driver has died, police confirm.

ICE may deport DWI suspect in NC crash that killed toddler in ambulance

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a detainer that would allow them to remove Jose Martin Duran Romero if he’s released from local custody. ICE said Tuesday that the suspect is a citizen of El Salvador.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Joshua Church
Lyndsay Oakes
Rickey Ratliff
Jose Martin Duran Romero
Andres Figueroa Leon
Roadway: 
US-52 South

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