An ambulance and passenger vehicle collided early Saturday morning leaving one dead.

The crash happened at around 2:40 a.m. on State Highway 36 about one mile north of The Grove in Coryell County.

A 2006 Kia Optima was traveling north while the ambulance was traveling in the opposite direction. The Kia drifted into the parallel lane striking the ambulance head-on.

The driver of the Kia was 23 year old Lance Michael Stevens from Copperas Cove. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Coryell County J.P.

The occupants of the ambulance included the driver, a crew member and a patient. They were traveling from Brownwood to the V.A. hospital in Temple. After the crash, the three were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital to be treated for non life threatening injuries.