SC ambulance driver charged in fatal wreck

Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 9:28 AM
Last updated 6:44 PM
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MONROE, N.C. — A South Carolina ambulance driver has been charged in a wreck that killed a co-worker near a North Carolina hospital earlier this week.

Jonathan Cory Brown of Cheraw, S.C., was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle on Thursday.

Brown was driving the ambulance that pulled in front of a tractor trailer rig on U.S. 74 in Monroe late Tuesday morning.

Forty-three-year-old Belinda Rivers of Cheraw died in the wreck. She was buried Thursday.

The Sandhills Ambulance Service had just dropped off a patient at Carolinas Medical Center-Monroe when the wreck happened.

Brown was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the wreck. The extent of his injuries is unclear, but he is expected to recover. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not hurt.

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pommom38 09/28/12 - 10:17 am

Just smh at how these things happen..
At least the good news is that the patient was already dropped off.

twalker449 09/28/12 - 07:24 pm
sad, but could have been prevented

So sad, now there is a dead EMT and one whose career is damaged if not ended. This could have been possibly prevented if they would include a mandatory course on driving emergency vehicles in all EMS, Fire and Police programs. Too many people are just given the keys to a unit and it's presumed they can drive it .

Tigerfan1 10/01/12 - 02:57 pm
EMT Accident

The wonderful lady that was killed in this accident was my sister. If you can't send support or prayers, please don't post comments that may hurt the family and friends of Gale River. If you just take the time to think about what you post, if you would just think about how you would feel reading them if it happened to you. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for me and my family. May GOD continue to holds us all in his arms. I love you sis.

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