Ambulance, SUV collide

Report: EMS driver cited for improper passing

No one suffered life-threatening injuries Monday night in a two vehicle wreck involving a Laurens County Emergency Medical Service ambulance.

A report said the ambulance driver, Christopher Lee Sutton, 43, of Whitmire, was written a citation following investigation of the wreck. The incident occurred at 9:45 pm on Hwy 252, between Laurens and Ware Shoals, at Boyd’s Mill Road.

Sutton was charged with improper passing. The 2012 Dodge ambulance Sutton of driving attempted to pass a 2001 GMC SUV that was pulling a horse trailer. The SUV slowed to make a left turn, and the ambulance attempted to pass it on the two lane road that has double yellow lines. The collision sent the SUV into a ditch, a report said. 

Two of four people the SUV sustained non-life threatening injuries, and neither of the people in the ambulance was injured, a report said.


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