The investigation into a head-on crash involving an ambulance and SUV in Buffalo, Minn. last month is complete, but investigators say heavy snow made it impossible to tell who was at fault.
The driver of the SUV, Marilyn Paumen, died of her injuries. The investigation found she had a .035 blood alcohol level – well under the under .08 legal limit.
Emergency medical technician Tim Daly and paramedic Brian Nagel were both seriously injured in the crash. Daly and Nagel were driving the Allina ambulance westbound on County Road 35 in the early morning hours of Jan. 18 when they collided with Paumen's eastbound SUV near Eaken Avenue NE.
Nagel was in the back of the ambulance with a patient at the time of the crash. With everyone else rendered unconscious by the force of the collision, she was the one who called 911.