Arrest made in hit-and-run crash that caused NC ambulance to flip with patient inside

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Wake County man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash that flipped over an ambulance with a patient inside over the weekend, officials say.

The incident happened around 12:51 a.m. on Sunday on US 1 near Ponderosa Service Drive and involved a Franklin County ambulance that was traveling south, according to Lt. Jeff Gordon of the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

A 2003 Nissan passenger car failed to yield the right of way and tried to turn left onto Ponderosa Service Drive, Gordon said.

The Nissan pulled into the path of the ambulance causing it to overturn, Gordon said. At the time of the collision, the ambulance was occupied by three EMS workers and a patient.

All four ambulance occupants were transported to Wake Medical Center with minor injuries.

After the crash, the driver of the Nissan then fled on foot, according to Gordon.

On Wednesday, troopers were able to locate the driver.

Rudy Alexys Reyes-Marquez, 20, of 607 Ashbrittler Drive, Rolesville is charged with failing to yield the right of way, no operator’s license and resist, delay and obstruct, Gordon said.

His next scheduled court appearance will be on July 25.

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