Police report reveals details of fatal officer crash

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The official police accident report for the fatal July 30th crash that took the life of Officer Keith Slay reveals that the driver of the car swerved into Slay's vehicle while changing lanes.

Slay and his passenger Agent Brad Evans were traveling north on Veterans Pkwy in the center turning lane with the car's lights and sirens activated. The driver of the second car was attempting to merge into the turning lane when the vehicles collided.

Slay attempted an emergency maneuver when the car hit the right rear side, causing Slay's vehicle to jerk yaw to the right, hit the curb, vault over the curb, and hit a utility pole on the car's left side.

The second car had only moderate damage while Slay and Evan's vehicle damage is noted as "extensive" in the police report. The driver of the vehicle was not taken to the hospital.

There are no charges pending against the driver at this time.

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