Friday, September 28, 2012

Ambulance Driver Charged For EMT's Death

An emergency medical technician was charged with  for the wreck that killed his co-worker, 43 year-old Belinda "Gale" Rivers on Tuesday morning.

The two EMT's work for Sandhills Ambulance Service, based in South Carolina. They had just taken a patient to Carolinas Medical Center and were en route back to SC when the driver, Jonathan Cory Brown, ran a red light. That caused the ambulance to collide with a tractor-trailer, killing Rivers, who was in the passenger seat.

The accident happened at about 11:00 Tuesday morning at the intersection of U.S. 74 and Venus Street in Union County. Brown was injured in the wreck, but it's not clear to what extent. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center and is expected to recover.

Brown is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle. He has a court date in Union County scheduled for December 6.