FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga — A Mustang slammed into an ambulance responding to an emergency call on Thursday morning, leaving the ambulance’s driver dead, the Mustang’s driver seriously injured and two others with minor injuries.
The GSP says that just before 7 a.m., the ambulance, which was traveling east on state Route 20, went in the center lane to pass traffic.
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A tractor-trailer that was pulling a tanker and traveling in the opposite direction, slammed on its brakes to let the ambulance pass.
A Mustang behind the tractor-trailer swerved into the center lane to avoid the truck. The Mustang and the ambulance hit head-on.
The drivers of the ambulance and the Mustang were transported to North Fulton in critical condition.
The driver, identified as 48-year-old Blanco Fermin Rodolfo, was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries. Rodolfo is facing charges.
The ambulance’s driver, 57-year-old Gina Ayers, died at the hospital. Another EMT, 31-year-old Kristi Adams, had minor injuries.
A pickup truck driver, identified as 59-year-old Gerald Steele, was also taken to the hospital with minor injures.
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The ambulance had no patients on board at the time of the crash, GSP said.
As of 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, GSP said the road remains closed.
GSP is continuing to investigate this crash.
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