Tragic Accident Claims Life of Deputy
Monday, June 18, 2012 5:24 AM
June 18, 2012 - A Bryan County Deputy was killed in a head on collision early Friday morning.
Just after 2 a.m., Patricia Ann Collins, 23, of Richmond Hill was traveling southbound in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 when she struck a Bryan County Deputy head on, killing him.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police dispatch received calls of a vehicle traveling the wrong way down the interstate with its lights off just before receiving the call about the crash. The impact spun both vehicles. Collins car ended up facing north bound in the far left lane and the deputy's vehicle ended up in the ditch. A second Bryan County deputy pulled the injured deputy, Sgt. Robert Warren Crapse Sr., from his vehicle after the accident. He had been following him home after their shift.
Crapse, age 32, was a lifelong resident of Bryan County. He began his career with Bryan County Sheriff Department as a jailor in 1999. Sgt. Crapse was currently assigned to the K-9 Unit and the Traffic Enforcement Unit.
Crapse was responsible for the K-9 demonstrations in the Bryan County Schools, was active in the Georgia Office of Highway Safety, and was a 2006 graduate of the Georgia Peace Officer Academy.
Pooler Fire had to extract Collins. She was transported by Lifestar with life threatening injuries. GSP is investigating the accident that occurred in Pooler's jurisdiction. Garden City PD, Richmond Hill PD, Southside fire and SCMPD officers were all on scene.
Any further information about the deputy will come from Bryan County Sheriff's Office, and accident information will come from GSP.