Friday, January 6, 2012
The state Public Safety Commissioner makes the announcement about the veteran trooper in the New Year's Eve incident.
The Georgia State Patrolman involved in the New Year's Eve crash that killed Kathy Porter of Loganville has been fired, the Georgia Department of Public Safety commissioner announced Friday. Trooper First Class Donald Crozier, a 10-year veteran of the Georgia State Patrol, collided with a vehicle driven by Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter, also sending the trooper, Jeff Porter and the Porters' 19-old-old son to the hospital and killing Porter’s wife, Kathy, 54. Col. Mark McDonough, Public Service commissioner, said in a press release that separate investigations by the GSP Specialized Accident Reconstruction Team, the department's Special Investigations Team, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fulton County District Attorney’s …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Kathy Porter, 54, wife of Braves head trainer Jeff Porter, died following a New Year's Eve crash in Atlanta.
The New Year’s Eve crash that killed Loganville resident Kathy Porter, wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter, has left the community shocked and saddened by the loss. According to Georgia State Patrol public information officer Gordy Wright, Porter’s wife died at the scene following a collision with a Georgia State Patrol vehicle that was on the way to assist another trooper attempting to stop a fleeing motorcyclist. Porter, his son, David, 19, and another passenger, Courtney Ann Williams, 18, of Grayson, were taken to Grady Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, as was the GSP trooper. Tim Cash, pastor of the Oasis Church in Loganville, said he asked his congregation Sunday to commit to lifting the family up in their prayers…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Jeff Porter, others injured. The Gwinnett-area residents were hit by a Georgia State Patrol vehicle Saturday
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Sunday, January 1, 2012
The wife of Atlanta Braves trainer Jeff Porter was killed Saturday afternoon in Atlanta when the car in which she and family members were riding was hit by a Georgia State Patrol cruiser, according to news reports. Kathy Porter, 54, of Loganville was killed and her husband and son David, 19, were injured, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Jeff Porter reportedly was driving the vehicle; the family was en route to the Chick-fil-A Bowl game when their Ford Expedition was hit at Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive about 4:40 p.m. A fourth passenger in the vehicle, Courtney Ann Williams, 18, of Grayson, was also injured. Their conditions were not immediately available. A GSP captain at the scene told WSB-TV that the …