Responder Killed in N.J. Ambulance Crash

A Newark, N.J. responder was reportedly killed Monday in a crash believed to have been caused by a police chase, reports

"Keith Chipepo, 30, of Montclair, N.J., was killed in the accident when a Chrysler Pacifica that was apparently being chased by police slammed into the private ambulance in which he was riding," the station reports.

The driver of the ambulance reportedly drove into an intersection trying to get out of the way of the police chase coming up from behind.

The ambulance was heavily damaged and was part of a chain-reaction crash that also included a food distribution truck and a transportation bus.

Chipepo was pronounced dead at University Hospital in Newark, where three other people remained hospitalized as of Monday evening, the station reports: the 26-year-old ambulance driver, a 57-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old man who was driving the food truck.