SC woman killed in ambulance crash near beach town

SHELDON, SC (WTOC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed a Yemassee woman was is dead and the three others went to the hospital in an ambulance crash.

Authorities said 56-year-old Bland Elle Gary was killed while riding as a passenger in the front of a Lowcountry Medical Ambulance. Her husband was the patient in the back with a medical worker.

The ambulance went off the road and crashed into a tree. The crash occurred about a half a mile down the road off of Highway 17 near curve. It happened around 11 a.m. Tuesday on Old Sheldon Church Road in Sheldon, S.C.

There were four people in the vehicle, including a driver and Gary were in the front. One person was taken to Beaufort Memorial and the other two were flown to another hospital.

SC Highway Patrol is investigating.

Sheldon is located along Highway 17 south of Charleston and north of Beaufort.

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