HAGERSTOWN - A fatal November ambulance crash in Howard County that claimed the life of local ambulance driver Jeanette Roseberry and a local patient's unborn child was caused when Roseberry suffered a "medical emergency" and lost control of the ambulance, Maryland State Police Sgt. Thornnie Rouse announced Friday in a written release.
Rouse, who said the state police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section performed a several-month investigation into the Nov. 18 crash on Interstate 70, could not say what type of "medical emergency" Roseberry, a 27-year-old Fairplay woman, had.
Roseberry was driving a Mid-Maryland Medical Transport ambulance east on I-70, west of St. John's Lane, when it traveled through the center grass median and collided with a flatbed tractor-trailer in the westbound lanes of the interstate, police have said. Robin A. Banfe, a nurse riding in the back of the ambulance, was thrown from the vehicle upon impact. The pregnant patient, Maria M. Williams, lost her baby as a result of the crash. Roseberry was pronounced dead at the scene.