One dead after woman crashes into White County ambulance

By | July 28, 2018 7:55 am

A 63-year-old woman is facing numerous charges, including vehicular homicide, after a crash involving an ambulance occurred July 26.

According to information from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 4:45 p.m., on July 26, 2018, Carol Simpson, 63, was driving a 2014 Dodge Caravan and was crossing US 70S, in Warren County, when she struck the driver’s door of a White County ambulance. The ambulance spun out of control and struck a guardrail and then overturned on its top in the westbound lane. The Dodge Caravan came to a final rest near the point of impact.

John Hurd, 41, of White County Emergency Medical Service who was an occupant of the ambulance, was airlifted from White County. Ethan Deweese, 22, also of White County EMS and an occupant of the ambulance, was treated and released from Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital, in Sparta. The patient who was being transported, 60-year-old Clifton Harville, is deceased.

According to the THP, Simpson will be charged with vehicular homicide, reckless endangerment, and vehicular assault.

Trooper Joseph VanBommel is the investigating the incident.

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