Allegedly intoxicated doctor kills patient after crashing ambulance

A paramedic from Georgia, who has allegedly admitted to being high on drugs, has been arrested after crashing his ambulance and killing the patient he was transporting – before attempting 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, Friday night.

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

Police responding to the wreck said McCorvey and other paramedics were trying to revive the patient while still in the overturned ambulance.

After the patient was pronounced dead, police said they had to stop McCorvey and another paramedic who were 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 before the crash.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Office

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

He also confessed to having smoked marijuana and taken Adderall before the crash, police said.

McCorvey was taken into custody after undergoing a sobriety test.

Tilted ambulance
Kevin McCorvey turned his ambulance over after crashing it into a ditch, killing his patient Wilton Thomason.
Fox 5 Atlanta
Fire truck
The patient, Wilton Thomason, died of injuries from the crash.
Fox 5 Atlanta

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

He remains in jail without bond.

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


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