Cops: Ambulance driver charged in fatal crash admitted using drugs, drinking alcohol

Ambulance driver Kevin McCorvey admitted to using marijuana, Adderall and drinking a beer before the fatal crash, according to a police report.

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Ambulance driver Kevin McCorvey admitted to using marijuana, Adderall and drinking a beer before the fatal crash, according to a police report.

Both crew members attempted to leave scene in an Uber, police say

An ambulance driver involved in a fatal crash Friday night was charged with driving under the influence after he admitted to officers that he had consumed drugs and alcohol, according to Fairburn police.

Kevin Tirrel McCorvey, 34, of Marietta, was arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree homicide by vehicle, felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and multiple traffic offenses, online jail records show.

At the scene, McCorvey admitted to Fairburn police officers that he had smoked marijuana, taken Adderall and was drinking a beer while driving the ambulance, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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The wreck happened about 7:30 p.m. along West Campbellton Street near Golightly Street, the Georgia State Patrol said. Fairburn police officers who responded to the scene found the ambulance overturned in a ditch.

At the time, it was transporting 66-year-old Wilton Thomason Jr., a non-emergency patient who was unrestrained in the back. He was thrown around inside the ambulance as it rolled, Fairburn police spokesman Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo said. Responding officers attempted to give Thomason first aid, but a second ambulance crew pronounced him dead at the scene.

After emergency medical personnel determined Thomason had died, Fairburn police called in GSP troopers to continue the investigation, the report said. As they waited for the state troopers to arrive, McCorvey and his ambulance crew member attempted to call an Uber to leave the scene. The two were told to stay, and the responding state troopers performed a field sobriety test on McCorvey before placing him under arrest.

The second member of the ambulance crew was picked up by the owner of the private ambulance service and allowed to leave the scene, according to the incident report.

McCorvey remains in jail without bond.

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