A Utah ambulance driver that was involved in a fatal multi-car crash last summer is ordered to stand trial on a charge of negligent homicide, a class A misdemeanor, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The driver, Sean Reed Stephens-Applonie, was driving the ambulance heading west on U.S. Route 89 with its lights and siren operating when a white Buick driving south on Sunset Drive entered the intersection on a green light and was struck by the ambulance. After hitting the Buick, the ambulance then struck two other cars. There were six people injured including one fatality of a senor citizen.
Reportedly, Stephens-Applonie is still employed at his agency working as an EMT, as well as a local fire department, where he also works as a firefighter-paramedic. He is currently not allowed to drive an ambulance pending the outcome of his criminal case.
Because of the complexity of the case, the formal charge was not filed against Stephens-Applonie until January 23 of this year. He will appear in court again on July 17 for a pre-trial conference.
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