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Ohio hospital employee dies after man drives truck into ER

A hospital employee was killed Sept. 13 when a man crashed his truck into the emergency room of Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester, Ohio, according to NBC News.

Authorities said they believe the crash was intentional. The driver, Raymond Leiendecker, has been charged with aggravated murder. He is in police custody and receiving treatment for injuries, according to CNN.  

Mr. Leiendecker voluntarily sought a psychological evaluation shortly before the crash, which occurred around 10 a.m. He left the hospital against medical advice and then drove his truck through the doors of the ER.

Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System, which operates Diley Ridge Medical Center, said the ER is closed due to structural damage.

Officials have not released the name of the hospital employee who was killed. A second employee was injured, and that person's condition is not known, according to NBC News.

"We are very sad to report the loss of one of our Diley Ridge employees today," Mount Carmel interim CEO Michael Englehart said in a statement to WCMH. "Our hearts go out to their family and friends. And we pray for them during this tremendously difficult time."

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