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Driver cited in fatal Fond Du Lac County ambulance crash

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - The driver of a Meriter hospital ambulance was cited and given a ticket for a crash that injured two and killed one.

According to a report from the Fond Du Lac Sheriff's Office, Ross, S. Flemming, 62, of Sun Prairie, was given a $213.17 ticket and four points were taken from his driver's license after he said he overcorrected his ambulance causing it to roll over on Highway 26 near Rosendale on July 11.

No patients were aboard the vehicle, but there was a crew of four people in the back when the accident happened. According to the report, Dr. Stanley Phillips, 32, of Madison,  suffered a severe head injury and was flown to Neenah. He later died as a result of his injuries.

One other woman was also seriously injured.

According to the report, Flemming was a retired Madison police officer who worked security at Meriter hospital and routinely did short ambulance trips in the Madison area.

Flemming was not speeding and a blood test revealed he was not under the influence of anything, according to the report. 

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