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Ambulance crash kills Monroe Co. woman

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Posted at 12:09 PM, Nov 07, 2016

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A woman was killed Saturday night when the vehicle she was driving was hit by an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Mary Pietsch, 61, was driving west on South Victor Pike when an ambulance, which was headed north on State Road 37, hit her PT Cruiser.

Pietsch was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the ambulance was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital for a blood draw, standard procedure for a fatal crash. Investigators on the scene didn't notice signs of impairment. 

Witnesses say the PT Cruiser had a green light to go west, but the ambulance had emergency lights and siren active.

The Monroe County Sheriff says the ambulance driver was faulted for failing to use due regard and properly clear the intersection.