Driver in crash that killed 2 EMTs was driving under the influence, preliminary investigation says

JUPITER, Fla. - The driver of a car that struck and killed two EMT paramedics in Jupiter earlier this month had been consuming alcohol when he pulled into the path of their ambulance, according to Jupiter Police.

Police say a preliminary investigation has revealed that Genero D. Ajqui was driving under the influence of alcohol when he attempted to make a U-turn on June 1 and crashed into the ambulance.

The two paramedics inside the ambulance, Lahiri Garcia, 51, and Paul Besaw, 36, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said charges against Ajqui are pending. They say the investigation is active and ongoing.

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