NW Atlanta man dies after wreck with allegedly drunk driver

A 38-year-old northwest Atlanta man died Sunday after his car collided nearly head-on with another vehicle driven by a woman who police said was drunk.

The accident happened about 5 a.m. Sunday in northwest Atlanta.

Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that 38-year-old Jasper Collier was driving a 2003 Jaguar southbound on Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard when a northbound car turned left into his path at Neal Street.

Collier, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was seriously injured and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police charged the other driver, Cecily Bryant, with first degree vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, reckless driving and making an improper turn. She is being held in the Fulton County Jail.

Collier’s family and friends held a candlelight vigil Sunday night at the scene of the crash.

“We were planning a wedding,” Collier’s fiancée, Adrienne Hannor, told Channel 2. “I know he’s in a better place, but I want him here with me.”

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