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Utah ambulance driver to stand trial on negligent homicide charge

Published June 18, 2013 10:29 am

Courts • Sean Reed Stephens-Applonie pleaded not guilty.
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An ambulance driver involved in a fatal accident last July in South Ogden has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of negligent homicide.

Sean Reed Stephens-Applonie, 28, pleaded not guilty Monday to negligent homicide, a class A misdemeanor.

After hearing testimony about the July 7 accident on Monday, 2nd District Judge Brent West determined there was enough evidence for Stephens-Applonie to stand trial on the misdemeanor charge.

The July accident killed 88-year-old Arline H. Logan, who was riding in a Buick going south from a side street through a green light onto U.S. 89, police have said.

Stephens-Applonie was driving the ambulance westbound with lights and sirens on, and a critically injured car-crash patient onboard, when it hit the Buick, South Ogden police Officer Marci Edwards said last year.

The ambulance then crashed into two stopped cars in the eastbound lanes carrying four people.

Logan was taken to Ogden Regional Medical Center, where she died.

Stephens-Applonie wasn't hurt, but three other emergency medical responders were treated at McKay-Dee Hospital Center and Ogden Regional and released.

Three people in the stopped cars also were treated at McKay-Dee and released, Edwards said.

Stephens-Applonie will appear in court again on July 17 for a pretrial conference.

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