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Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide Following Ambulance Crash

A Rock Island woman faces charges after a White County ambulance crashed in Warren County Thursday afternoon.

The crashed happened at the intersection of Highway 70 and Bone Cave Road near Rock Island.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has charged  63-year-old Carol Simpson with vehicular homicide by intoxication, vehicular homicide by recklessness, vehicular assault, four counts of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, failure to yield right of way resulting in death or bodily injury.

A THP crash report said Simpson’s Dodge Caravan crashed into the drivers side of the ambulance after she maneuvered across Highway 70 and failed to yield right of way to the emergency vehicle. The impact caused the ambulance to spin and strike a guardrail before coming to a final rest on its top.

The THP said the crash killed a patient inside the ambulance identified as 60-year-old Clifton Harville of Crossville.

The driver of the ambulance, 22-year-old Ethan Deweese of Pikeville, suffered injuries in the crash along with an EMT riding in the back of the ambulance.

Simpson was not injured in the crash.