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Woman dies, three others injured after car crashes into fire-rescue ambulance

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Eliot Kleinberg
The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

A Lake Worth woman died after she crossed a median west of Delray Beach and slammed into a Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue truck, flipping it on its side, authorities said Monday.

The two firefighters and a patient inside the rescue truck escaped serious injury, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said in a report. The agency said the crash and the ensuing investigation blocked a stretch of Military Trail in both directions for several hours.

The crash occurred at about 9:15 a.m. at Military and Tuscany Bay Boulevard, between Woolbright and Lake Ida roads.

According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s log entry, a 2009 PT Cruiser driven by Sulfia Guifaro, 41, was northbound on Military Trail, and a Fire-Rescue truck with a patient inside was southbound, heading to Delray Medical Center.

“For unknown reasons,” the entry said, the PT Cruiser crossed the median and struck the Fire-Rescue truck, which overturned and landed on the driver’s side.

Guifaro was taken to Delray Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Fire-Rescue truck, Radcliffe King, and the other firefighter, Andrew Mercier, were taken to Delray Medical Center for evaluation, but neither turned out to be injured.

The patient in the back of the Fire-Rescue truck, a 91-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man whom The Palm Beach Post is not naming, suffered minor injuries in the crash, the report said.

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