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A man who authorities say posed as an ambulance medic for an evening in western Michigan and helped with patients has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

The Grand Rapids Press reports 42-year-old Anthony Mario Fortuna learned his punishment Tuesday in Grand Rapids for impersonating a medical services employee. Fortuna apologized, saying he was "totally out of line."

Police say two people have died and a third is critically injured after a speeding car struck a fire hydrant and a tree and split in half near Grand Rapids. Wyoming Police Lt. Mark Easterly says the crash just before 4 a.m. Sunday ejected and killed both rear-seat occupants. He says the driver also was ejected from the vehicle and has been hospitalized with critical injuries. 

Police say a front-seat passenger who was the only occupant wearing a seat belt was treated for minor injuries.

Shelley Irwin

The Roving Microphone takes you on a ride in the back of ambulance. We begin a regular series, “A Day in the Life” with a look at the the job of an EMT/Paramedic.