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EMT arrested after striking, killing man with ambulance while on duty: NYPD

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Posted at 8:21 PM, Jul 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-23 20:21:39-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — An EMT was arrested after striking and killing a man with an ambulance while driving in East New York, police said Thursday.

Iyana Curtis, 23, was arrested Thursday for failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to stop and a stop sign and failing to exercise due care, according to authorities. She is an FDNY EMS EMT.

Curtis was on-duty and driving an ambulance on Dewitt Avenue near Malta Street at about 6:38 p.m. on June 30 when she struck Dane Striani, 63, police said. Curtis was allegedly driving, slowing down to approach the stop sign when she heard a loud noise and stopped the vehicle. When she exited, she discovered Striani lying in the crosswalk.

She rendered aid to Striani and he was transported to t a hospital in the ambulance, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

He was pronounced dead on July 19, police said.