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Investigation underway into crash that killed wife of Braves trainer

ATLANTA -- The GBI and Fulton County District Attorney's office will  investigate the Saturday afternoon crash that killed Kathy Porter, 54, wife of the Braves Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Porter.

The Georgia State Patrol reports Jeff Porter was behind the wheel of his Ford Expedition, when a state trooper crashed into the vehicle at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Capitol Avenue in downtown Atlanta.

Trooper First Class Donald Crozier, a 10 year veteran of the force,  was traveling westbound on Memorial Drive with his lights and siren activated on his way to assist another trooper who was attempting to stop a motorcycle on I-20, according to the GSP.

The patrol car hit Porter's SUV on the passenger's side, pushing the vehicle into a utility pole.

Jeff Porter, his 19-year-old son David and 18-year-old Courtney Ann Williams were treated for injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital. They've all been released. 

Crozier  was also taken to Grady to be examined, according to the GSP. He has been placed on administrative leave.

The crash is also being investigated by the Georgia State Patrol's Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team.

The Braves issued the following statement Saturday night: "The Braves family is deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident today involving the family of Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Porter and the death of his wife Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff and Kathy's family, their son David and all their friends and loved ones." 


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