VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A Virginia Beach woman has died following an accident involving an EMS vehicle Tuesday.
The accident happened in the 700 block of Lynnhaven Parkway at 9:13 a.m.
A Virginia Beach EMS vehicle was heading southbound when it entered the intersection of Lynnhaven Parkway and North Mall Drive. According to police, a black Dodge Intrepid was making a left-hand turn onto North Mall Drive from northbound Lynnhaven Parkway when the Dodge Intrepid was hit by the EMS vehicle.
According to city officials, Brigade Chief Jeffrey L. Brennaman was en route to the city garage and was not responding to an incident at the time of the crash.
Two people inside the Dodge Intrepid were injured. The driver, a 29-year-old woman, reportedly sustained minor injuries.
According to police, 88-year-old Doris Virginia Baxter, who was a passenger in the car, died at the hospital from her injuries.
Brigade Chief Brennaman, a 31-year EMS employee, has been reassigned to administrative duties following the collision, city officials said.
“This is a tragedy and I extend heartfelt condolences to everyone involved,” interim EMS Chief Ed Brazle said. “Consistent with the City’s administrative directives, I have reassigned Chief Brennaman to administrative duties pending the outcome of the investigation. Because this remains an active investigation, the Virginia Beach Police Department will be the lead agency on any further releases.”
The accident is under investigation by the Virginia Beach Police Department. City and department post-accident review and testing procedures are in progress, officials said.
Investigators are asking for any witnesses to contact police at Special Operations, 385-4606, or at Communications, 385-5000.