Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that resulted in the death of an ambulance attendant.
Keith Chipepo, 30, of Montclair sustained fatal injuries today when the private ambulance he was riding in was involved in a collision with a Chrysler Pacifica. The collision also involved a food truck and a county transportation bus. State Police were also on the scene. The circumstances of the crash are under investigation.
Following the crash, four people were transported to University Hospital in Newark. Chipepo was pronounced dead at the hospital. Three others were treated. They include the driver of the ambulance, a 26-year-old from West Orange; the patient, a 57-year-old woman; and the 34-year-old Bloomfield man who was driving the food truck. All three remain hospitalized. A fourth person, the driver of the county bus, declined treatment.
The investigation is active and ongoing. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.