Police: Ambulance driver says she fell asleep at wheel in deadly accident

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DUNKIRK, N.Y. — The driver of an EmergyCare ambulance involved in a deadly accident in Dunkirk Tuesday night said she fell asleep at the wheel, according to police. 

Robin Morey went off the road while driving an EmeryCare ambulance that was carrying 77-year-old Arthur R. McArthur, of Dunkirk, from UPMC Hamot to a nursing home in Chautauqua County around 5:40 p.m. near the city of Dunkirk, police said.

The ambulance went into a ditch and hit a culvert. McArthur was pronounced dead at the scene.

Morey was not seriously injured in the crash. 

An EMT in the back with McArthur was in stable condition at UPMC Hamot, police said.

An EmergyCare spokesperson said the organization is fully cooperating with the investigation. 

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