Ambulance carrying Georgia football player involved in collision in downtown Athens
An ambulance transporting injured Georgia football player Warren McClendon to a hospital following a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two others was involved in a minor collision in downtown Athens, according to University of Georgia police reports.
The collision occurred at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday on Oconee Street at Thomas Street. UGA police said the driver of a Toyota Scion that collided with the ambulance was later charged with DUI.
The ambulance had left a single-vehicle wreck on Barnett Shoals Road, where fellow Georgia player Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy were killed.
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The ambulance left the scene shortly after the crash and proceeded to the hospital, according to the report. It received some minor damage and no one reported any injuries due to the collision.
The 21-year-old Braselton man driving the Scion told the officer that he was heading north on Thomas Street when he experienced mechanical problems, so he stopped the car. He reported he started the car again and it began to roll backwards.
The ambulance driver reported he was approaching the intersection when he saw the car rolling backwards and it hit the bumper of the ambulance. Police said that sobriety tests showed the Braselton man had been drinking alcohol.
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