A West Virginia woman dies after stealing an ambulance from a hospital

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman died Thanksgiving Day after she stole an ambulance from a capital city hospital emergency room and crashed into the Kanawha River.

Charleston Police Department officials say Elizabeth Reed of Hinton was a patient at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital when she took Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Unit 64 just after 12:30 a.m.

Five minutes later, police say she struck a cement barrier near Chesapeake Avenue and went over the embankment into the Kanawha River.

Reed was pronounced dead at around 10 a.m. after she was located inside the ambulance by a search and rescue team.