In lieu of flowers, the family of the late Kathy Porter has requested contributions be made to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta or First Baptist Church of Loganville.
Porter, the wife of Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter, was killed in an automobile accident Saturday when the sport utility vehicle that Jeff was driving was struck by a Georgia State Patrol cruiser at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive, only blocks from Turner Field. She was 54.
Jeff Porter, son David Porter, 19, and a friend, Courtney Ann Williams, 18, also sustained injuries in the crash. They were treated and released from Grady Memorial Hospital on Saturday. The four were on their way to the Chik-Fil-A Bowl at the Georgia Dome.
Trooper First Class Donald Crozier, a 10-year veteran, was en route to assist in a chase on nearby Interstate 20 when he struck the SUV. Crozier was also treated and released from Grady on Saturday.
A Georgia State Patrol spokesman said the agency’s Specialized Reconstruction Team was working with the state Department of Public Safety’s Special Investigation Division, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office to investigate the crash.
He said the accident report would not be available until Tuesday when the office reopened after the New Year’s holiday.
The funeral service for Kathy Porter will be private.
Contributions can be made to Children’s Health Care of Atlanta at 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30329, and to First Baptist Church of Loganville, 680 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Ga. 30052.
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