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1 Dead in Pile-Up Involving Ambulance on I-93 in Dorchester

Alcohol was found inside the car that hit the ambulance, Mass. State Police said, and two EMTs and the patient being taken in the ambulance were hurt

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One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash when a car crashed into a highway barrier and into an ambulance in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Saturday night, authorities said.

The woman who died was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, Massachusetts State Police said. She was identified Sunday morning as Ashley Rose Jimenez, a 39-year-old from Dennis.

The crash took place about 7:40 p.m. on I-93 northbound, before the Freeport Street exit, according to the Massachusetts State Police.

Four other people had minor injuries and were taken to Boston Medical Center, police said.

Police had initially said other people were seriously hurt, and that seven vehicles were involved in the crash.

The crash closed all northbound lanes of I-93 Saturday evening as authorities investigated the scene, according to police.

The preliminary investigation determined that Jiminez, at the wheel of a Nissan Altima, lost control after crashing into a barrier at Exit 14, hitting an ambulance from Brewster that was carrying a patient. Three more vehicles were involved in the crash, according to a statement from Massachusetts State Police Sunday morning.

Two EMTs in the ambulance and the patient inside were injured, as was a man who'd been driving another car involved in the crash, police said.

Investigators found open and closed bottles of alcohol in Jiminez' Nissan Altima, police said, and troopers had gotten reports that a vehicle matching its description was driving erratically earlier in the night on Route 3.

But police have yet to determine why Jiminez crashed and didn't say if they believe drunken driving is to blame. The investigation remains ongoing.

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