Grand Jury Charges KY EMT with Murder

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A grand jury in Lousiville has indicted an mmbulance driver on a murder charge for an ambulance crash in which a patient died.

Tammy Renee Brewer was also charged with assault, driving under the influence, wanton criminal endangerment and criminal mischief.

The Courier-Joural reported that Brewer told investigators she swerved to miss a pedestrian in April 2008 when the ambulance crashed and 54-year-old Vickie Whobrey was killed. Whobrey was being taken to Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital because of prolonged nosebleed. A coroner’s report said she died from injuries received in the crash.

The newspaper couldn’t reach Brewer for comment, but mayor’s office spokeswoman Kerri Richardson sid Brewer was suspended without pay on Thursday.

EMS driver charged with murder in fatal crash involving patient