Former GSP trooper charged in fatal crash



ATLANTA - A former Georgia State Patrol trooper accused of causing a crash that killed an Atlanta Braves trainer's wife has been indicted.

Donald Crozier was indicted by a Fulton County grand jury Tuesday. He faces charges of first-degree homicide, reckless driving and violation of oath by a public officer.

Crozier was en route to a police chase on Interstate 20 on New Year's Eve in 2011 when the crash happened. A GSP investigation found Crozier failed to use due regard when driving through a red light at an intersection in downtown Atlanta.

Kathy Porter, the wife of Braves trainer Jeff Porter, was killed in the crash. She and her family were headed to the Chick-fil-A Bowl at the time.

Crozier was eventually fired. Records show he had been involved in four wrecks before the fatal crash.

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