Atlanta EMS provider involved in fatal crash surrenders at jail
A fellow Pro Care EMS employee and an SUV driver were killed in the head-on collision
By Henri Hollis
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
ATLANTA — The driver of an ambulance who police say lost control of his medical transport van and crashed into another SUV, killing two people, turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday.
John R. Walker of Cumming was booked Friday, online jail records show. He is facing two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide, speeding and driving erratically.
Walker’s charges stem from a wreck Monday afternoon in the 4000 block of Campbellton Road, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Walker’s vehicle hit a curb, causing a head-on collision with another car, Atlanta police said.
The crash killed a passenger in the van and the driver of the SUV, police said. They were identified as 29-year-old Ti’Quita Miles of Covington and 29-year-old Jada Whatley of Atlanta by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
“My client, he’s traumatized. He’s completely traumatized knowing that two people lost their lives,” Walker’s attorney, Jackie Patterson, told Channel 2 Action News.
Patterson told the news station his client suffered a severe fracture to his ankle that would require surgery.
Walker will make his first appearance in court Friday afternoon, after which Patterson said he expects the ambulance driver to be released on bond, Channel 2 reported.