mookie3127 Posted January 1, 2012 Share Posted January 1, 2012 http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20111231&content_id=26250408&vkey=news_atl&c_id=atl Braves trainer's wife dies in car accidentBy Mark Bowman / MLB.com | 12/31/11 11:49 PM ESTATLANTA -- Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter's wife Kathy died on Saturday afternoon after the family's sports utility vehicle collided with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser less than a mile north of Turner Field.Porter was driving through the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Memorial Drive when the police cruiser slammed into his Ford Expedition. Kathy Porter, 54, suffered fatal injuries, while her husband and 19-year-old son David were treated for non-critical injuries.Manager Fredi Gonzalez and first-base coach Terry Pendleton were among the members of the Braves organization who spent time with Porter and his son after Saturday's tragic accident.The Braves issued the following statement:"The Braves family is deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident today involving the family of head athletic trainer Jeff Porter and the death of his wife, Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff and Kathy's family, their son, David, and all their friends and loved ones."Multiple media outlets have reported that the unidentified state police officer was attempting to assist other police officers with a high-speed chase on nearby I-20. The trooper was treated for injuries at Grady Memorial Hospital and released.Porter has been with the Braves since joining Atlanta's training staff in 1985. He became the club's head athletic trainer in 2003. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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