2 killed as ambulance hits tree

A man has been released on bail after a fatal ambulance crash in Hampshire. A paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when the ambulance hit a tree.

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Paramedic and elderly patient killed in ambulance crash

A paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree.

For reasons yet to be established, the ambulance left the road and hit a tree, Hampshire Police said.

The driver of the ambulance - a female paramedic - and an elderly male patient travelling in the rear of the vehicle died at the scene.

A male crew member and a male relative of the patient, who were both in the back of the ambulance, suffered serious injuries.

"Next of kin for those involved are in the process of being informed," a police spokesman said.

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