Accident involving ambulance leaves young man dead

BOWIE, TX (KAUZ) - A deadly crash in Bowie that involved an ambulance remains under investigation.

On Thursday night around 8:00 p.m. DPS officials said an ambulance hit a vehicle on U.S. 81 and Taylor Street.

Officials said the driver of the non-emergency vehicle, Forest Wilson Grimes, 26, was leaving a convenience store when he failed to yield to the right of way to the ambulance.

We are told the ambulance was driving with its emergency lights on when it hit Grimes on the driver side of his vehicle.

Grimes was pronounced dead at the scene. The ambulance had no passengers at the time of the collision.

The driver of the ambulance suffered minor injuries. Newschannel 6 learned Grimes had just begun working as the sports editor for the Bowie Newspaper.

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