Driver of medical transport van hit curb, lost control in crash that killed 2 women, police say

ATLANTA — The medical examiner has identified two women who died in a crash involving a medical transport van.

Jada Whatley, 29, of East Point, and Tiquita Miles, 32, or Covington, were both killed during a head-on collision on Campbellton on Monday. Police said a medical SUV and an SUV crashed, killing one driver and an EMT.

Police now say the accident happened after the medical transport van hit a curb on the righthand side of the road, lost control and crossed in to upcoming lanes of traffic.

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Channel 2′s Tom Regan spoke to a woman who was on her way to work and pulled up on the scene moments after the crash. Teacher Irvinna Jenkins just learned to perform CPR, so she jumped into action to try to help the victims.

“It was just a horrific scene,” Jenkins said. “I went back to see if the guy who was driving the ambulance was ok. He was physically shaking,” Jenkins said.


Jenkins went to the back of the van, where she saw a patient who had been thrown from a gurney.

“She was conscious,” Jenkins said. “She was trying to mumble something.”

The SUV was left toppled on the side of the road in the tree line. The woman driving that car was partially thrown from the vehicle. Jenkins rushed over to see if he could help.

“I tried to see if she had pulse. No pulse there. Wrist pulse? Neck pulse? No pulse,” Jenkins said.

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The paramedic who was killed was in the passenger seat of the van. Jenkins said the fire department told her they had to use the jaws of life to remove her from the van.

Jenkins said her heart breaks for the victims.

“One of the worst situations I have ever been in,” Jenkins said. “To see two people lose their lives.. (and I’m) learning first aid and CPR and there was nothing I could do.”