Man dies two weeks after wreck with ambulance near Lancaster

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By Jesef Williams

An 85-year-old Great Falls man who was involved in an accident with an ambulance last month in Lancaster County has died.

James Marion Baker died Aug. 10 from brain injuries he suffered in the two-vehicle wreck July 26 on S.C. 200, according to the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office.

Baker was driving a 2003 four-door Ford that was struck on its driver's side by a Ford ambulance driven by a 29-year-old Lancaster County woman, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The collision happened after Baker pulled out from a secondary road, failing to yield the right of way, Robinson said. The wreck occurred shortly after 9:15 p.m. about three miles south of Lancaster.

Baker was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the ambulance was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and Baker was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died almost three weeks later.

Baker was a former mill worker and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nonie Gladden Baker.

Contact reporter Jesef Williams at jwilliams@thelancasternews.com or at (803) 283-1152

Chester News & Reporter editor Stephen Guilfoyle contributed to this report