Georgia Ambulance Crash Kills a Patient and Two Medics

Ga. Ambulance Crash

EMT Randall Whiddon, 56, was killed with two others when an ambulance collided with a semitrailer in Ocilla, Georgia.

An ambulance rushing a patient to the hospital with its sirens on collided with a semitrailer on a Georgia highway, killing the patient and two medics, reports CBS Atlanta.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened around 5 a.m. on state Highway 32, near the small town of Ocilla in south Georgia. The truck crossed over the center line into the path of the ambulance and was struck by the zooming emergency vehicle.

The State Patrol identified the patient as 65-year-old Charles Arvin Smith of Tifton and the two medics as 44-year-old Teresa Ann Davis of Axson, who was driving the ambulance, and 56-year-old Randall Whiddon of Ashburn. The condition of the truck driver was not immediately known.

Smith was being transported from Coffee Regional Medical Center to another hospital in the area.

“It’s a small community, a tight-knit community at the hospital, especially in the EMT department,” said George Heck, CEO of Coffee Regional Medical Center. “They’re obviously taken aback by such a tragedy.”