Ambulance driver charged with murder
A grand jury in Louisville has indicted an ambulance 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.
According to the indictment, Brewer operated the ambulance under the influence of intoxicants and swerved off the roadway.
A Tammy R. Brewer had a nonpublished telephone number. Prosecutor Thomas. A. Van De Rostyne did not know if she had an attorney.
The estate of 57-year-old Vickey Whobrey, a patient who was in the ambulance being treated for a persistent nose bleed, filed a lawsuit against Brewer, the city of Louisville and others, alleging negligence in Whobrey's death in April 2008.
The suit says she died from injuries received in the crash.
Spokeswoman for the mayor's office Kerri Richardson said Brewer was suspended without pay on Thursday.
Brewer will be arraigned Monday.