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Query ongoing into fatal accident

No charges likely to be filed before full investigation is done

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POSTED: June 23, 2012 7:30 a.m.

The woman involved in the head-on collision June 15 that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy remains under hospital care.
Patricia Ann Collins, 23, of Richmond Hill, is still being treated at Memorial Health University Medical Center, according to Trooper Joel Mock with the Georgia State Patrol.
“Her status is still in ICU and undergoing surgeries, but I don’t know what kind,” Mock said. “She was looking forward to surgeries this week is what I was told.”
Collins was driving south in the northbound lane of I-95 June 15 just after 2 a.m. when she collided head-on with a K-9 unit cruiser driven by Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Crapse, who later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Crapse, 32, who had been with the BCSD since 1999, was assigned to the K-9 unit and was on duty when the accident occurred. His K-9 partner, Seppe, suffered minor injuries from the accident, but has since been retired and now lives with Crapse’s family.
Earlier this week, investigators shut down the area of I-95 where the accident occurred to recreate the scene of the crash. Mock said the investigation is ongoing and had no time frame for when it might be complete.
“The toxicology report won’t be back for a couple of months, so it’s going to be certainly after that,” he said, noting no charges have been filed. “Everything is pending upon the finalization of the investigation and toxicology report.”

Read more in the June 23 edition of the News.

 

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