A 34-year-old private ambulance driver is facing multiple charges in connection with a fatal crash that killed a dialysis patient.

The man was identified as Kevin McCorvey, who is being charged with driving under the influence and second-degree homicide-by-vehicle, CNN reported.

McCorvey was behind the wheel of the private ambulance on Friday, Nov. 12. The 34-year-old ended up driving the vehicle to a ditch at around 7:30 p.m. He was transporting a dialysis patient identified as Wilton Thomason Jr.

When they arrived, the ambulance was turned over and unnamed witnesses provided help to responders. They aided officers by providing a ladder to climb on the back door of the ambulance.

According to the Georgia State patrol, the patient was not restrained in any way. The ambulance driver tried to render CPR and claimed that Thomason was in cardiac arrest. The patient eventually died from fatal injuries according to preliminary investigative reports.

However, Fairburn Police officers who responded to the scene claim that they smelled alcohol on McCorvey. They stopped the 34-year-old along with another ambulance worker who were about to leave the scene on a UBER. Officers then requested assistance from GSP.

McCorvey failed a sobriety test and was immediately arrested. Further, the 34-year-old admitted to smoking marijuana, taking Adderall and drinking alcohol while driving the emergency vehicle.

Hence, the ambulance driver now finds himself facing a string of charges. That includes being charged with DUI combination less safe, homicide by vehicle 2nd degree, failure to maintain lane, and possession of an open container. His companion at that time has not been charged with anything as of this writing.

McCorvey is held at the Fulton County Jail and made his initial court appearance on Monday, Nov. 15. He was denied bond and has been assigned a lawyer while currently in jail.

Suspect Handcuffed
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