July 23, 2017

** North Carolina EMT charged with larceny by employee for using company gas card to fill his personal vehicle

** Paramedic in Friday air ambulance crash in Nevada identified

UNITED STATES NEWS

** A former Nashville, North Carolina EMT has been charged with larceny by employee after allegedly using money from his ambulance service to pay for gas for his personal vehicles. That is the word from ABC 11 (November 16) which said police claim Derek Turner, who worked for Nash County EMS, used the company gas card to fuel up between May and October of this year. According to the news station, the tally on his purchases came to $418.46. Turner made his first court appearance Thursday. There is no word yet on his next date before the law.

** Nevada authorities have identified the paramedic killed Friday in an air ambulance crash as Utah practitioner Jake Shepherd. Good4Utah.com (Nick McGurk/November 19) said Shepherd, who formerly worked for Mountain West Medical Center out of Tooele, died alongside Elko, Nevada fellow crew members Yuji Irie and Tiffany Urresti. Patient Edward Clohesey of Spring Creek also perished. According to the news site, the American Medflight plane went down shortly after take-off from Elko during the evening hours. The aircraft came down near a casino, grocery store, motel, and apartment complex. A bystander, who captured the incident on video, said he could hear several explosions as the chopper plunged. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continue to investigate.

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