UPDATE | Woman charged with killing former state senator gets probation

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- District Attorney Ashley Wright says a woman charged with second degree vehicular homicide receives 24 months probation.

Kimberly Crouch hit and killed former State Senator Joey Brush in May 2015. Bush was on a motorcycle on Columbia Road when officials say Crouch failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection with Louisville road and hit Bush.

Both charges are misdemeanors. Wright said Crouch got 24 months probation because she's under the first offender’s act.


Thursday, April 14, 2016

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- District Attorney Ashley Wright says the case against Kimberly Crouch has been entered as a plea.

Wright says the details on the plea have not been finalized at this time. The district attorney said the hearing could be set for May at the earliest.

Crouch is charged with hitting former State Senator Joey Brush for failure to yield at a stop sign and homicide by vehicle in the 2nd degree, according to a report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.


News 12 at 6 o'clock / May 8, 2015

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW) -- Joey Brush is remembered by his smile.

"It would just pull people like a magnet," said friend Brad Colston, "He was a very positive force, he really was. He had a great passion for his love of Christ, his love of motorcycling and his love of people."

"I used to call him on his phone and his message was, keep smiling. and so I'd always say, 'I'm always smiling, call me back,'" said fellow biker Diann Marum.

Yesterday, Brush was on his way to meet Colston at Daniel Field to see Governor Nathan Deal.

Only minutes from his home, the former Georgia State Senator was riding his motorcycle, and was hit by a car, and killed. This was the first deadly motorcycle crash in 2015.

Colston and Brush exchanged text messages eight minutes before the accident at the intersection of Louisville Road and Columbia Road. In those text messages, Brush said he was praying.

He was planning to see the governor about a motorcycle bill he had pushed for over this past year.

Colston says he is planning to continue the fight for motorcycle awareness and legislation, taking cues from his passionate friend.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office reports there have been 21 accidents involving motorcycles so far in 2015.

In 2014, there were 77 motorcycle accidents, and one fatality.



Friday, May 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Platt's Funeral Home has released the visitation and funeral for Former Georgia State Senator Joey Brush who was killed in motorcyclist accident Thursday morning.

The visitation is Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Evans Platt's Funeral Home. The funeral will be on Monday, May 11, at Sanctuary of Augusta Church at 11 a.m.



Friday, May 8, 2015

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The woman accused in the deadly motorcycle accident involving Former Georgia State Senator Joey Brush has turned herself in.

Kimberly Crouch turned herself in and is being held on a $3,300 bond, according to Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

She was arrested for failure to yield at a stop sign and homicide by vehicle in the 2nd degree, according to a report from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

APPLING, Ga. (WRDW) -- Former Georgia State Senator Joey Brush was killed in motorcyclist accident Thursday morning.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirms to News 12 Brush was the man killed in the accident on Columbia Road.

Officials say Kimberly Crouch's car was headed east on Columbia Road and pulled out in front of the motorcycle at the intersection with Louisville road.

Crouch is at fault in the accident and charges are pending.