An emergency medical technician was killed early Thursday morning in a head-on collision that occurred while she was responding to a call. According to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Central EMS ambulance was traveling east on Ga. 20 in the center lane shortly before 7 AM. The ambulance had its lights and siren activated and was traveling in the left turn lane to avoid other vehicles.
A tractor-trailer had yielded to the ambulance. However, a green Ford Mustang had reportedly been following too closely behind the tractor-trailer, and the driver of that vehicle swerved into the turn lane when the truck yielded in order to avoid a crash. Instead, they collided head-on with the ambulance. A black Dodge Ram pickup was also involved in the accident. There were no patients onboard the ambulance at the time of the accident, and a passenger was uninjured.
The driver of the ambulance and the Mustang’s driver — both of Cumming — were transported to Wellstar North Fulton Hospital in critical condition. The 57-year-old ambulance driver later succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the pickup was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Charges are pending against the Mustang’s driver.
The ambulance driver was identified as Gina Ayres, who had been an EMT since 2010, and had worked for Central EMS for 12 years. She is survived by her husband — a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Deputy — and her two children.
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