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Sentinel: VEMS Report Sparks Questions About Vehicle Crash

Sentinel has full copy of the report.

Sentinel: VEMS Report Sparks Questions About Vehicle Crash

In a report obtained by the Valley Independent Sentinel, Oxford Ambulance Association Director Jerry Schwab is quoted as telling a local mechanic: “make sure that the vehicle (was) not visible in an effort to avoid involvement of the press,” the Sentinel reported on its website Thursday.

He was referencing a sport utility vehicle owned by Valley Emergency Medical Services that was damaged in an out-of-state accident; the SUV was driven by Schwab's mother, Madalene Taggart, a VEMS board member and the vice president of the , according to the report.

Taggart had permission to take the vehicle, but VEMS leaders say they did not know she would be taking it out of state and are now changing their vehicle usage policy.

Read more, including the full report, on the Valley Independent Sentinel's website here.

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