By Wendy Holdren
A Jan-Care Ambulance EMT who worked at their Mullens station died Tuesday morning after sustaining injuries in a crash with a tractor-trailer on I-79 just before 5 a.m., according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department.
Mark Anthony Kinder, 26, was transported to Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston where he was pronounced dead.
The accident occurred at the 97.5 mile marker while the ambulance was returning to its Wyoming County station from an EMS transport. There was no patient on board.
The paramedic on-board the ambulance was treated at the hospital and released. The driver and passenger of the tractor-trailer received no injuries.
Lewis County law enforcement did not supply any other details about the crash.
Paul Seamann, Jan-Care director of Operations, said that Jan-Care management and staff ask that everyone keep Kinder’s family in your thoughts and prayers.
Seamann said funeral services will be handled by Blue Ridge Funeral Home.