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Man jumps from moving ambulance, dies

A black mourning ribbon hangs on the Greenville city office door A black mourning ribbon hangs on the Greenville city office door

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GARDENDALE, AL (WSFA) - A Greenville man died over the weekend after jumping from the ambulance that was taking him to a hospital.

Larry James Salter, 55, was being treated for a prescription drug addiction and was going through a detoxification period.

Medical professionals were transporting him to Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham via Interstate 65 when the incident occurred. He was not being transferred to a mental hospital.

The victim jumped from the rear of the moving vehicle in the Gardendale area, a suburb of Birmingham. He died from injuries suffered in the jump.

"All I know is he was being transferred to Brookwood [Hospital] to help him with a sickness that he had..." said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon. "He was my friend and he had a sickness."

Salter was laid to rest Monday evening.

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