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Police car-SUV crash: Wife of Braves trainer dies

Police car-SUV crash: Wife of Braves trainer dies

January 1st, 2012 in News

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves has offered condolences to head trainer Jeff Porter, saying team members were "deeply saddened" after authorities reported the trainer's wife was killed in a collision between a Georgia State Patrol car and an SUV driven by Porter.

Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said the trooper was traveling in Atlanta with lights and siren activated Saturday afternoon when the vehicles collided at an intersection. Wright says the trooper was attempting to aid another trooper trying to stop a motorcyclist.

Authorities say Kathy Porter, a passenger in the SUV, died. Police say Jeff Porter and two other passengers - the couple's 19-year-old son David and a friend - were taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries and later released.

The trooper was examined at the hospital and released.