Driver of ambulance in fatal Ga. crash facing homicide charge

A warrant has been issued for Crystin Keys on charges of vehicular homicide and failure to maintain lane

By EMS1 Staff 

ROME, Ga. — The driver of an ambulance involved in a fatal crash is expected to turn herself in Wednesday.

The Rome Police Department has issued a warrant for Crystin Keys on charges of vehicular manslaughter and failure to maintain lane, according to the Times Free Press.

Reports said the Puckett EMS driver allegedly weaved off the road and hit a tree. The ambulance was “vaulted” and landed on the wrong side of the road.

Keys, who is five weeks pregnant, told investigators she fell asleep at the wheel. The patient, Tony Patterson, died in the crash.

"My client is deeply grieving the death of the passenger in the ambulance,” Keys’ attorney, McCracken Poston, said. "She wants his family to know that they are in her thoughts and prayers."

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