Wayne County road worker faces judge in fatal crash that killed co-worker

Posted at 5:41 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-28 17:42:32-04

Bobby Lee Collins, a Wayne County employee, is charged with death of a co-worker during a horrific work crash.

It happened this past March on Van Born near Beech Daly in Taylor.

Prosecutors say Collins was behind the wheel of a county road vehicle, that was supposed to be protecting two co-workers who were walking and patching potholes.

Surveillance video shows the truck never slows or stops, instead slamming into the men.

47-year-old David Wolf, a married father of two, died.
The other man, Wilbert King, was able to stagger away after the impact, but suffered severe leg injuries.

Today Collins went before a judge for the first time in this case.
In court his attorney said he has worked for the county road commission for 24 years.

An investigator on the case said alcohol was not involved and called Collins cooperative.

"I did call him and there was a quick response back. He did say that he would come in this morning, there has been no issues with him."

We also learned Collins is not currently working for the county due to medical reasons.

"He is currently on medical leave. He has serious medical issues which require constant attention,” said Collins’s attorney.

The Lincoln Park man is charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death, Reckless Driving Causing Serious Impairment, Work Zone Death and Work Zone Injury.

His attorney requested a personal bond stating he has no prior criminal convictions.
The judge granted him a $50,000 personal bond.

Today's arraignment was quick. They did not discuss what lead up to this fatal on-the-job crash.

The next court hearing, a probable cause hearing, is set for August 7th.