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Man Dies After Crash With Ambulance

Authorities say a Pembroke Pines man has died in the hospital from injuries suffered during a crash with an ambulance.

Police say 63-year-old Ira Johns was pronounced dead at a Hollywood hospital early Thursday morning. He was injured in a crash Wednesday night when his car was struck by the ambulance, which was responding to a rescue call with its lights and siren on.

Police say Johns was making a U-turn when he drove into the path of the ambulance, which hit the passenger side of his car.

No one in the ambulance was hurt. The crash was under investigation.

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