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West Virginia State Police are investigating an ambulance crash that happened in Doddridge County late Monday night.  A Jan-Care ambulance crashed on Route 50 near Arnold's Creek just after 11 p.m.

The driver, Charles Messenger, 39 of Bruceton Mills, said he was traveling toward Parkersburg when the vehicle ran off the roadway and ended up in the guard rail and a ravine, according to West Virginia State Police. Messenger told police that he had fallen asleep while driving.

Charlene Webb, 65 of Vienna, was a patient in the ambulance, according to state police. Webb was taken to United Hospital Center for treatment.

An EMT passenger in the ambulance, Melinda Curtis, 51 of Jane Lew, was flown by Air Evac Lifeteam to Ruby Memorial Hospital.