Police said the ambulance's emergency lights were activated but its siren was not Monday night when it struck a horse-drawn buggy traveling along a rural road.
Suffering from a lack of volunteers, The Brown County Volunteer Fire Department is discontinuing one of its services and looking for ways to continue others.
A Kokomo company is fitting its ambulance fleet with new engines that burn cleaner sources of fuel.
Mayor Brown tasked the newly resurrected ambulance board with recommending a new ambulance provider to the Public Works Board by July 17th.
The board will make recommendation not just for Columbus, but for Bartholomew County EMS services as well.
Police are working to determine how long the thefts from ambulances had been happening.
Terre Haute and Vigo County officials may soon talk about whether ambulance consolidation is a budget-cutting option for the two entities.