Ambulance stolen in Vigo Co, crashed in Knox Co.

        Monday (3/23/20) night Indiana State Police say that a 25-year-old Terre Haute woman allegedly stole a Tans-Care ambulance from Regional hospital.

         Police in Sullivan County later spotted the ambulance and attempted to stop it, but the female kept going south on US 41 in excess of 80 mph.

         Just before midnight the ambulance entered Knox County  where 2 Troopers were able to deploy stop sticks on US 41 near Oaktown.  The ambulance  struck the stop sticks causing the driver to lose control. The ambulance left the roadway and came to a final rest in a field near the Melon Patch on US 41 south of Oaktown.

       The female had a self-inflicted knife wound to her arm and a Trooper applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding. The woman was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes where she is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

       Terre Haute Police is investigating the theft of the ambulance. Criminal charges are pending.