The woman who died in an ambulance crash on the A16 at Sibsey on Monday morning was from Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire Police have confirmed.
The East Midlands ambulance crashed into a ditch near the junction with the B1184 High Ferry Lane at Sibsey, between Boston and Spilsby, just before 3am on Monday.
A 75-year-old woman, who has not yet been named, was travelling in the back of the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene, she had been picked up from her home in Sutton on Sea and was on the way to hospital.
East Midlands Ambulance Service said they could not confirm the reason the woman was being taken to hospital but said the ambulance was travelling at normal road speed without blue lights and sirens on.
A spokesman said: “One of our double crewed ambulances was involved in a road traffic collision just before 3am on Monday morning on the A16 Boston Road, Lincolnshire.
“The vehicle contained two of our ambulance crew and a patient who was being taken to hospital. No other vehicle was involved.”
Two ambulance staff, a 62-year-old man and a 52-year-old man, were taken to Boston Pilgrim Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
Phil Milligan, East Midlands Ambulance Service Chief Executive, said: “We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the patient who died following this tragic incident.”
Yesterday (Tuesday) a post mortem was carried out on the deceased passenger from the ambulance. Police said the results are unlikely to be available until later this week.
They added that an inquest into her death is likely to be will be opened tomorrow (Thursday).
Police said there was no further update at this time but are appealing for witnesses to the incident to get in touch by calling 101, quoting ‘incident 19 of December 10’.