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Houston County District Attorney investigator dies in crash

56-year-outdated Richard Crooms was on duty at the time of the incident, serving subpoenas for a trial future 7 days.

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Several of you are sharing your thoughts and prayers on social media for the District Attorney Investigator killed after Wednesday’s automobile crash in Warner Robins, Donald Crooms. We went to Perry to master more about him and the accident.

Two persons died in the wreck. 1 of them was 56-calendar year-previous Donald Crooms of Bonaire, but his close friends phone him Richard. He worked at the Houston County District Attorney’s Business as an investigator due to the fact September 2020.

Houston County’s District Legal professional Will Kendall received a connect with he’ll never ever neglect.

Kendall stated, “They believed that a single of my investigators was associated in a motor vehicle accident on Moody Highway.”

Kendall dropped every thing and went to the intersection.

“As soon as they loaded him up in the ambulance, then Captain Holland and I and then a further a person of our investigators and my main went about to notify his wife, and just take her to the healthcare facility,” Kendall mentioned. “When we obtained there, we experienced uncovered out that he experienced passed absent.”

The Houston County Sheriff’s Business office states 27-calendar year-outdated Kandace Jackson of Jeffersonville was driving in a Honda Civic south on Moody Road, when her motor vehicle drifted into oncoming site visitors.

Corporal Michael Dixson with the Houston County Sheriff’s Business office  said, “As far as toxicology, that has been collected and despatched off, but as significantly as the final results of it, I never know.”

Dixson says Jackson strike 56-calendar year-outdated Richard Crooms of Bonaire. She died at the scene.

“We talked for two or 3 hours,” a friend of Crooms reported. “We were likely to go out alongside one another, get a couple of beverages, and it just did not happen.”

Joe White retired as a captain from the Bibb County’s Sheriff’s Business. He was Crooms’ near friend and supervisor.

 “There was a bond there, of study course. He was a humorous fella when it arrived to be humorous, but when it arrived to his career, he was a specialist and complete. He was a grasp shot. Most people appreciated him,” White stated.

Crooms was driving north in a Chevrolet Tahoe when he strike a pickup truck driven by an Elko guy. The Elko gentleman was not hurt.

Kendall claims Crooms was on duty at the time of the accident, serving subpoenas for a trial future week.

“Possessing another person walk through the doorway like him each early morning created us all improved people when he was here. We have a void listed here in our workplace ideal now,” Kendall reported.

Richard Crooms’ mates also say he liked cooking, football, and the outdoors. They say they in no way saw him devoid of a smile. He was normally laughing, and he adored his occupation and household.    

Crooms labored for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace for 25 many years. Then, he used time teaching legislation enforcement at the Ga Community Security Instruction Center, and an officer at Middle Georgia College.

He was also a father and a spouse. Kendall says he is helping the family members plan funeral preparations.