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UPDATE: Driver who Hit and Killed Bryan Co. Deputy Sentenced to 15 years

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UPDATE: Patricia Collins has been sentenced to 15 years on charges of vehicular homicide in the first degree. 7 of those years will be served in prison, another 8 will be on probation.


On Tuesday Patricia Collins entered a guilty plea to Vehicular Homicide in the First Degree. The charge resulted from a crash on June 15, 2012 that took the life of Bryan County Sheriff's Deputy Sgt. Bobby Crapse.

Prosecutors say Collins consumed nearly a dozen drinks in the span of about two and a half hours that night, then went to Saddlebags and made another 36-dollar purchase before getting on I-95 heading in the wrong direction. Video was played in court that showed the head-on collision between Sgt. Crapse' patrol car and Collins vehicle. The video was taken from a camera mounted on the patrol car of another deputy traveling behind Crapse that night. Crapse family members sitting in the front row of the courtroom burst into tears. Judge Timothy Walmsley recessed court for a short break.


The driver who was involved in a head on car crash, killing a Bryan County Sheriff's  deputy, is scheduled to be sentenced by a judge on Tuesday.

In March, WSAV learned Patricia Collins agreed to plead guilty to vehicular homicide and DUI. Police say Collins was driving the wrong way on I-95 when she hit Sergeant Bobby Crapse head-on in June 2012. At the time of the crash, investigators say Collins' blood alcohol was .139, almost double the legal limit. 
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