Report: EMS Mistakenly Declares Woman Dead at Crash Scene

Published December 17, 2007

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An EMS team is under review after mistakenly declaring a woman dead at a Texas crash scene, KSAT.com reports.

A yellow sheet was draped over Erica Smith, 23, at the crash scene in San Antonio on Sunday, a standard EMS practice for fatalities, the site reports.

But investigators with the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office found Smith was still alive, KSAT.com reports.

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Two hours passed before the woman could be transported to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Sunday night, the site reports.

The driver of the other car, Jenny Ybarra, who was legally intoxicated at the time of the crash, has been charged with three counts of intoxication assault, officials told KSAT.com.

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