Coroner: Truck kills paramedic helping others on icy road

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Posted: Mar 02, 2015 4:23 PM

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a paramedic responding to two crashes on an icy Pennsylvania highway has been killed after a coal truck struck her and pinned her against a tree.

Cambria County Coroner Dennis Kwiatkowski (kwit-KOW'-skee) says 38-year-old Janice Livingston, of Johnstown, was killed Monday morning on Route 271 in Upper Yoder Township.

The coroner says Livingston was at the scene after two earlier crashes when the coal truck came around a curve on an icy road and "kind of barreled" through the accident scene. The coroner says she died of "multiple traumatic injuries."

Livingston worked for West End Ambulance Services in Johnstown, about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Calls to the ambulance service and township police weren't answered Monday afternoon.