An ambulance driver faces charges after authorities said he was driving under the influence and crashed his vehicle in Fairburn on Friday night, leading to a patient’s death.
Kevin McCorvey, 34, of Marietta, faces charges of DUI, second-degree vehicular homicide, open container and failure to maintain lane, authorities said. Fairburn police confirmed the deadly incident, adding that the Georgia State Patrol was called in to investigate.
The wreck took place about 7:30 p.m. along West Campbellton Street near Golightly Street, the State Patrol said. Fairburn police officers who responded to the scene found the ambulance overturned in a ditch.
McCorvey failed a sobriety test and was booked into the Fulton County Jail, the GSP said. Jail records show he remained in custody Saturday morning without bond.
Troopers said McCorvey, who was working for a private ambulance company, drove off the shoulder of the road, causing the ambulance to flip into the ditch. Wilton Thomason Jr., 66, was in the ambulance as a non-emergency patient and was not restrained. He was killed during the incident.