RAPID CITY - A South Dakota ambulance driver has been cited for careless driving after authorities say he fell asleep at the wheel and caused a crash that injured an emergency medical technician on board.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Meligan was cited after the crash about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 90 between Eagle Butte and Rapid City. A telephone listing for Meligan could not immediately be found.

The Highway Patrol says the EMT was thrown from the ambulance and suffered severe but not life-threatening injuries. Forty-three-year-old Marne Lamb was listed in good condition Tuesday afternoon at a Rapid City hospital.

The patrol says no one else in the ambulance was seriously injured.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.