Champlain EMS

Authorities say the driver of a volunteer ambulance had a fatal heart attack, causing an accident in northern New York that left two medical crew members and a patient hospitalized.

State police say 45-year-old Eric Monty of Mooers was driving the Champlain EMS ambulance when it ran off the road at a curve and hit a ditch and then an embankment around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in Altona, northwest of Plattsburgh, near the Canadian border.

Monty was pronounced dead at the scene.