Ambulance crash leaves 1 dead in Beaufort Co.

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - One person was killed and three others were sent to the hospital Tuesday after an ambulance crash in Beaufort County.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, the ambulance was traveling north on Old Sheldon Church Road when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, the driver overcorrected and struck a tree.

The Beaufort County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 56-year-old Blandelle Gary, from the from the Yemassee area. She was riding in the passenger seat of the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision is under investigation by the highway patrol and the patrol's multidisciplinary accident investigation team. The crash occurred about a half a mile down the road off of Highway 17 near a curve.

There were four people in the vehicle, including the driver and a passenger in the front of the ambulance along with a patient and medical worker in the back.

One person was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital and the other two were flown to a Savannah hospital.

The conditions of the other victims is unknown at this time.

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