ATLANTA — The state agency handling the investigation of an accident that killed a DeKalb County Police sergeant now says charges are pending in the case.
The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) released a brief synopsis of the deadly crash on Saturday night hours after the early morning crash that killed Sgt. Daniel Mobley.
Mobley was out of his vehicle on the Downtown Connector in Atlanta responding to an accident involving another DeKalb officer when he was struck by a vehicle. He later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
The GSP said that the accident happened when the driver of a silver Ford Focus lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a left-hand turn. The vehicle then went onto the right shoulder of the Downtown Connector striking a concrete barrier and then hitting Sgt. Mobley.
GSP said their Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is assisting with the crash.
The driver of the Focus was also taken to the hospital but had minor injuries according to the Georgia State Patrol. And while the agency did not release the driver's name or suggest what charges may be following, it did suggest that charges are pending.
In a closing line, GSP public information officer, Lt. W. Mark Riley offered thoughts and prayers for Mobley's family and department on behalf of the state agency.
Those words echoed the same from many police departments from across the state following the news that Mobley had died. The 44-year-old officer who had been with the department since 1998 was remembered as a highly respected member of the police force and also a loving father.
No details regarding memorial plans have been released publicly at this time.