SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - An investigation is underway after a pedestrian was struck by a Marysville Fire District ambulance and died early Saturday morning.
Officials with the Marysville Police Department said two firefighters were returning from Providence Hospital when a 55-year-old Bellingham man was hit in the northbound lanes of State Route 529. The incident happened specifically on the Steamboat Slough Bridge.
Officials said the firefighters immediately administered aid and called for assistance.
Everett Fire Department medics arrived and pronounced the man dead, police said.
Witnesses told police that the man was walking southbound in the inside lane of the highway and was wearing dark clothing, officials said.
Officials said the Marysville Fire District is fully cooperating with the investigation.
The two firefighters are now on administrative leave.
The Marysville Fire District sent a statement, writing in part:
The Marysville Fire District is devastated over the incident this morning involving one of our aid cars. Our hearts go out to the man’s loved ones.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash or events leading up to the incident to call the Marysville Police Department at 360-363-8300.
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