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Friday's head-on crash still under investigation

No charges filed yet; driver still hospitalized

POSTED: June 18, 2012 4:00 p.m.

The woman involved in the head-on collision early Friday morning that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy remains hospitalized as of Monday afternoon.

Patricia Ann Collins, 23, of Richmond Hill, is still being treated at Memorial Health University Medical Center, according to a spokesperson with the Georgia State Patrol.

Collins was driving south in the northbound lane of I-95 Friday when her Toyota Corolla collided head-on with a K-9 unit cruiser driven by Bryan County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Crapse, who later died from injuries sustained in the accident.

No charges have been filed because the accident is still under investigation.

Crapse, 32, who had been with the BCSD since 1999, was on duty when the accident occurred. His K-9 partner Seppe suffered minor injuries from the accident.

He is survived by his wife and three children, ages 10, 8 and 6, all of Ellabell.

A visitation for Crapse is set for tonight from 4-9 p.m. at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home in Pembroke. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Pembroke. Internment will follow in Northside Cemetery in Pembroke.

A fund for the Crapse family has been set up at the Heritage Bank in Pembroke.


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