Ga. Ambulance Crash Tragedy: 2 EMT And Patient Killed In High Speed Semi Truck Collision [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on June 6, 2013 3:20 PM EDT

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A Ga. ambulance crash involving a jack-knifed semi truck kills two EMT and one patient. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A Ga. ambulance crash occurred Thursday morning on state Highway 32 near the small town of Ocilla, according to the Georgia State Patrol. According to authorities, two medics and a patient on board the ambulance were killed.

Traveling at a rapid pace while blaring its lights and sirens. a Coffee County ambulance headed east when a westbound semi truck jack-knifed across the centerline, directly into the path of the ambulance. Failing to slow, the ambulance struck the left side of the large truck.

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According to Georgia state patrol, the dead victims involved in the crash are emergency medical technicians identified as Teresa Ann Davis, 44, of Axson, who was driving the ambulance; and Randall Whiddon, 56, of Ashburn, who was riding in the front passenger seat.The patient was 65-year-old Charles Arvin Smith of Tifton.

While it is not immediately known why the semi truck jack-knifed over the centerline, authorities noted thunderstands over parts of Georgia early Thursday morning may or may not have been a contributing factor to the crash. The driver of the semi truck is Rockwell Lott of Tifton.

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