Two dead after ambulance overturns on I-70 in Guernsey County

CAMBRIDGE, OH (WCMH) — A patient and an emergency medical services worker died in a crash in Cambridge around 2 a.m. Saturday morning after an ambulance overturned.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the 2008 Econoline Ambulance was transporting a patient westbound on I-70 near milepost 176. The ambulance apparently lost control, drove off the left edge of the highway, and overturned multiple times.

Patient Dennis Calvert, 64, of Wheeling, WV and Charles McMahan, 39, of New Maramoras, OH were killed in the crash. Three other emergency personnel sustained minor injuries and were treated at Southeastern Medical Center.

The Patrol says the crash occurred during a “significant weather event” in Guernsey county. The crash report will be forwarded to the Guernsey County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

The ambulance was registered to Tri State Ambulance. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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