According to the police officials, the 34-year-old paramedic is accused of running off the road and overturning in a ditch. Authorities said the man reportedly admitted to being high on drugs and under the influence of alcohol. He crashed his ambulance and killed the patient he was transporting. The 34-year-old man then tried to flee the scene in an Uber.
The 34-year-old man from Georgia, Kevin McCorvey, was driving non-emergency ambulance. The ambulance vehicle flipped multiple times Friday night, police said.
The 66-year-old dialysis patient who was unrestrained in the back was killed in the accident, police said. The 34-year-old paramedic and other first responders tried to revive the patient while they were still in the overturned ambulance.
After the patient was pronounced dead, police said they had to stop McCorvey and another paramedic who was in the ambulance at the time of the crash, from getting an Uber from the scene.
According to the police officials, the suspect smelled of alcohol. He told police that he was drinking a beer while driving the ambulance. The man allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana and taking Adderall prior to the crash.
According to reports, he was taken into custody where he was booked. He is now charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, DUI and other traffic offenses. He is being held without bond.
Police said that the other paramedic in the ambulance wasn’t arrested. This incident remains under investigation. This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.