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Driver in fatal Ga. ambulance crash to stand trial

Kevin McCorvey admitted to smoking marijuana, taking Adderall and drinking beer before driving the ambulance

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By Bill Carey
EMS1 Staff

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia ambulance crewmember, who was driving an ambulance and was charged in a crash that killed a patient he was transporting, will stand trial in October.

Kevin T. McCorvey was charged with DUI combination less safe, homicide by vehicle second degree, failure to maintain lane and possession of an open container, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The ambulance crash occurred on Nov. 12, 2021. Police found a Prime Care EMS ambulance overturned in a ditch and the patient was dead. Authorities said McCorvey was driving when he hit the shoulder, causing the ambulance to overturn. The patient was not restrained at the time and died from the injuries sustained in the crash.

According to the incident report, a police officer had stopped McCorvey and another person from leaving the scene in an Uber.

McCorvey admitted to smoking marijuana, taking Adderall, and drinking a beer before driving. He has remained in the Fulton County Jail without bond since his arrest.

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