Drunken Marietta ambulance driver crashes in Fairburn, killing patient
Private ambulance driver Kevin McCorvey, 34, of Marietta, faces several serious charges after driving under the influence and crashing his vehicle. The accident, which occurred in Fairburn on Friday night, led to the death of the patient he was transporting, Wilton Thomason Jr. The 66-year-old man was in the ambulance as a non-emergency patient and was not restrained. Police pronounced Thomason dead at the scene.
According to investigators, McCorvey was driving a non-emergency ambulance under the influence. Authorities say that McCorvey faces charges of DUI, second-degree vehicular homicide, open container, and failure to maintain his lane following the accident. Fairburn police officers initially responded to the scene and they found the ambulance overturned in a ditch. The Georgia State Patrol was called in and is investigating the wreck that took place about 7:30 p.m. along West Campbellton Street near Golightly Street. Troopers said McCorvey drove off the shoulder of the road, which caused the private ambulance to flip into the ditch.
The state patrol said McCorvey failed a sobriety test at the scene and was booked into the Fulton County jail to face his charges. Jail records indicate that McCorvey remains in custody Saturday morning without bond.