Ambulance driver charged with DUI after overturning vehicle in ditch, killing patient

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Source: Fulton County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Nov. 15 2021, Published 5:39 p.m. ET

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The Georgia State Patrol said an ambulance driver may have been under the influence when he got into a wreck that killed a patient he was transporting at the time.

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On Nov. 12 around 7 p.m., Kevin T. McCorvey, 34, was behind the wheel of a 2007 Ford Econoline Prime Care EMS ambulance in Fairburn when he hit the road’s shoulder, went into a ditch and overturned the vehicle.

Wilton Thomason, the 66-year-old patient who was unrestrained and in the ambulance in a non-emergency capacity, passed away from injuries suffered in the crash, WAGA-TV reported.

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McCorvey was booked into the Fulton County Jail and faces charges of DUI, second-degree homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain lane, and possession of an open container. He was being held without bond.

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