Ga. Detective Killed by Wrong-Way Driver

Doraville Detective Robert Wilson was responding to a home invasion in progress call on Monday when the crash occurred on I-20 in DeKalb County.


A Doraville police detective was killed early Monday when his vehicle was struck by a wrong-way driver, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Detective Robert Wilson was responding to a home invasion in progress call when the crash occurred on I-20 in DeKalb County.

A Jeep Laredo collided with the Ford Edge the 27-year-old was driving.

Wilson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The wrong-way driver, Gene Jones, was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish told the newspaper.

Doraville police spokesman Gene Callaway said that alcohol was a factor in the crash but not have disclosed what charges Jones will face.

Wilson began working for the department as a dispatcher in 2003 and was sworn in as an officer in 2007 before being promoted to detective in September.

Wilson is survived by his wife, Katy, and son, Liam.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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