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Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

East China Township — A St. Clair County man who was in a vehicle that crashed head-on into an ambulance Monday has died, officials said.

John Lynch, 33, of Marine City died Tuesday at St. John's Hospital in Detroit from injuries he sustained in the crash, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said. 

He said his deputies were called at about 5 a.m. Monday to River Road north of Hathaway in East China Township on a report of a head-on crash between two vehicles, authorities said.

According to a preliminary investigation, a 2003 GMC Envoy was traveling north on River when it crossed the center line and struck an ambulance heading south. Lynch was driving the Envoy.

Firefighters had to extricate Lynch from his vehicle before he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. 

The ambulance involved in the collision had three occupants: the ambulance's driver, a paramedic and a 67-year-old patient, police said. The two emergency medical services workers sustained minor injuries, they said. The patient told deputies she was not injured.

Authorities continue to investigate the cause of crash.

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