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BREAKING NEWS: Patient Dies After Ambulance Wreck
By Editor Becky Watts

GRIFFIN - A wreck occurred at the intersection of Highway 19 and Zebulon Road on December 21, 2017 that left two people injured and one of those two seriously injured. One person was treated and released from Spalding Regional Hospital, and the other was transported by ambulance to Atlanta Medical Center.

The Grady ambulance was traveling north to Spalding Regional with lights and siren and was struck by a GMC Jimmy traveling north on State Route 3 at the intersection. According to initial coverage of the wreck from The Grip out of Griffin, the light was red on the ambulance side and was green for those traveling north when the wreck occurred.

The force of the wreck caused the ambulance to overturn at least once according to witnesses. The law concerning emergency vehicles and yielding in an intersection is part of an ongoing investigation by the Georgia State Patrol Griffin Post and is discussed at length in the original article. You can read the original article at the-grip.net/2017/12/22/two-injured-when-truck-ambulance-collide-in-intersection.

According to Spalding Coroner Sonny Foster in a phone interview this evening, the victim in the ambulance has been identified as Louise Cochran, 86 of Meansville. She was being transported by Grady Ambulance to Spalding Regional Hospital for breathing problems when this accident occurred.

As a result of this wreck, she received multiple, serious fractures including both femurs and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where she passed away on December 23, 2017.

Mrs. Cochran is well known for the muscadines that she raised and sold each year in Meansville. Arrangements are pending at Conner Westbury Funeral Home in Griffin.

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