Allegedly intoxicated medic kills patient after crashing ambulance



A Georgia paramedic who allegedly admitted to being high on drugs has been arrested after crashing his ambulance and killing the patient he was transporting — before trying to flee the scene in an Uber.

Kevin McCorvey, 34, is accused of flipping the non-emergency ambulance he was driving when he crashed into a ditch in Fairburn, just outside Atlanta, last Friday night.

The crash killed Wilton Thomason, a 66-year-old dialysis patient who was unrestrained in the back, according to a police report obtained by The Post.

Cops who responded to the wreck said McCorvey and other first responders tried to revive the patient while they were still in the overturned ambulance.

After the patient was pronounced dead, police said they had to stop McCorvey and another paramedic who was in the ambulance when it crashed from getting an Uber from the scene.

Kevin McCorvey
Kevin McCorvey confessed to being under the influence of marijuana and adderall prior to the crash.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

McCorvey, who police noted smelled of alcohol, allegedly admitted to drinking a beer while driving the ambulance.

He also confessed to smoking marijuana and taking Adderall prior to the crash, police said.

McCorvey was taken into custody after undergoing a field sobriety test.

Flipped ambulance
Kevin McCorvey flipped his ambulance after crashing it into a ditch, killing his patient Wilton Thomason.
Fox 5 Atlanta
The patient, Wilton Thomason, died of injuries from the crash.
Fox 5 Atlanta

He was charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, felony involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, DUI and other traffic offenses.

He remains in jail without bond.

The other paramedic in the ambulance wasn’t arrested and was allowed to leave the scene, according to police.


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