Wayne County truck driver faces sentencing in crash that killed road worker

Bobby Collins sentenced to 18 months to 15 years at MDOC

DETROIT – A Wayne County driver who was behind the wheel of a truck that struck two of his coworkers, killing one of them, was sentenced Friday.

Bobby Lee Collins, 47, of Lincoln Park, was originally charged with reckless driving causing death, reckless driving causing serious impairment, work zone death and work zone injury.

He pleaded guilty to a moving violation causing the death of a construction worker. The other charges were dismissed.

Collins was sentenced to 18 months to 15 years at the Michigan Department of Corrections.

The crash happened at about 11:20 a.m. March 23, 2017.

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

David Wolf, 47, of Garden City, and Wilbert King, 46, 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 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' attorney said he has no criminal history and is a 22-year veteran of the Wayne County Road Commission. 

A Wayne County road worker was killed March 23, 2017 when a truck struck him while on the job in Taylor. (WDIV)

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