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Wayne County truck driver waives hearing in crash which killed road worker

47-year-old Lincoln Park man faces charges

Collins at his arraignment July 28, 2017. (WDIV)
Collins at his arraignment July 28, 2017. (WDIV)

DETROIT – A Wayne County driver who was behind the wheel of a truck which struck two of his coworkers, killing one of them, waived his preliminary hearing Monday.

Bobby Lee Collins, 47, of Lincoln Park, was charged with reckless driving causing death, reckless driving causing serious impairment, work zone death and work zone injury. David Wolf, 47, of Garden City, was killed and 46-year-old Wilbert King was injured. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Wayne County road worker dies after 2 workers hit by county vehicle while patching road in Taylor

Wolf and King were doing patch work on Van Born Road near Beech Daly Road in Taylor. There were two Wayne County vehicles at the scene working in conjunction with one another. The two workers were on foot around 11:20 a.m. when one of the trucks hit them from behind. 

Wolf died from his injuries at a hospital. King was treated for serious injuries to his abdomen and leg. 

Video from a nearby surveillance camera captured the moments before the crash. 

Collins plead not guilty and received a $50,000 personal bond. 

Collins' attorney said he has no criminal history and is a 22-year veteran of the Wayne County Road Commission. He is currently on medical leave. 

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