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Man dies after jumping out of moving ambulance, getting hit by car

Warren Ricks was taken into custody due to outstanding felony warrants and DUI charges, according to Memphis Police Department. (Source: SCSO) Warren Ricks was taken into custody due to outstanding felony warrants and DUI charges, according to Memphis Police Department. (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is dead after he jumped out of a moving ambulance.

Police said the man was hit by a car on Interstate 240 near the 385 ramp after escaping the ambulance.

Police said the man, 37, removed his restraints from the gurney, opened the back door, jumped from the moving ambulance, and was hit by a car just before 9 p.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

"We were looking for the accident,” witness Asia Walker said. “There must have been a bad accident, because they were telling us that we couldn't go that way."

Police identified the driver of the car as Warren Ricks, 39. He is charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, and driving without insurance. Ricks also had outstanding warrants and a previous DUI conviction in 2005.

"I'm not riding behind an ambulance anymore,” Walker said, “I will get over."

Officers have not identified the victim.

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