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The Latest: Boy had to fight for his life after a car-ambulance hits

WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. – The Latest on a crash that overturned an ambulance in North Carolina (all times are local):

2:40 pm

Police say an ambulance with a boy to a North Carolina hospital with his mother was hit by a drunk driver, so that the child with life-threatening injuries.

Winston-Salem Police Lt. Rick Newnum said the researchers believe that the child is in a stable condition before the crash early Sunday on a highway north of the city of Winston-Salem. Newnum said it appears that the crash further injured the child and left him with critical injuries.

Newnum said the boy transported with his mother to a Winston-Salem area hospital when the crash happened.

Newnum is not an exact age of the boy or further details about the reason why he was brought to the area before the crash happened.

Three adults in the ambulance had minor injuries. The ambulance was based in Wise, Virginia.

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12:30 pm

North Carolina police have charged a man with drunk driving after an early morning crash destroyed, an ambulance and a few people to the hospital.

Winston-Salem police issued a press release that the ambulance of Wise, Virginia, was hit by a car and overturned about 1 hour to Sunday, the closing of a North Carolina highway for three hours.

Three adults in the ambulance suffered injuries, while a young passenger was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. It was not immediately clear what the condition of the child was before the crash. The police and the ambulance company did not immediately respond to messages seeking further information.

Jose Martin Duran Romero, 27, of Winston-Salem was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license. No phone listing for him could be found and it was not immediately known if he was with a lawyer.

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