Police identify drivers and passengers in ambulance crash

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A head-on collision occurred Jan. 18 when a minivan crossed Route 315’s double-yellow line and struck a Greater Pittston Regional ambulance, State Police report. -

LAFLIN — State Police have released the names of those involved in a head-on collision between a minivan and a Greater Pittston Regional ambulance on Jan. 18.

A 2007 Toyota Sienna driven by Lawrence Vanburen-Morgan, 29, of Nanticoke, was traveling north on Route 315 when it traveled across the double-yellow line and into the path of the ambulance, according to troopers.

The ambulance was being operated by Michael Ankenbrand, 34, of Shavertown. The others in the ambulance included Emmett Thomas, 50, of Kingston, and Marjorie Milewski, 87, of Pittston, a report states.

Meanwhile, the Sienna had one passenger, Latasha Roland, 27, of Nanticoke.

The report did not list injuries for anyone involved.

But the ambulance association released a statement on its Facebook page, noting: “We are happy to report that our members are doing reasonably well under the circumstances.”

The Facebook post also said ambulance employees involved in the crash treated the occupants of the minivan.

The ambulance suffered heavy front-end damage in the wreck, which occurred about 7:30 p.m. just south of the St. Joseph’s Oblate Seminary, near the border of Laflin and Jenkins Township.

Troopers said they are still investigating the accident.

A head-on collision occurred Jan. 18 when a minivan crossed Route 315’s double-yellow line and struck a Greater Pittston Regional ambulance, State Police report.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Pittston-ambulance-crash.jpgA head-on collision occurred Jan. 18 when a minivan crossed Route 315’s double-yellow line and struck a Greater Pittston Regional ambulance, State Police report.

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