Ga. police sergeant dies following four-vehicle crash

Sgt. Jean-Harold Astree, 54, was driving an unmarked police vehicle when it collided with a truck

Duty Death: Jean-Harold Astree - [Fairburn, Georgia]

End of Service: 07/28/2022


By Sarah Calams

FAIRBURN, Ga. — A police sergeant died July 28 from his injuries sustained in a four-vehicle crash. 

Fairburn Police Department Sgt. Jean-Harold Astree, 54, was driving an unmarked police vehicle when it collided with a truck, Officer Down Memorial Page reported. The truck spun and crashed into another SUV. Sgt. Astree's car then struck another truck head-on. Astree succumbed to his injuries at the scene. 

The drivers in the three other vehicles were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report. They are all expected to recover. 

"Our city has lost a hero for public safety and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. We thank all the surrounding jurisdictions for stepping in to assist us during this difficult time," Mayor Mario Avery said.

The crash remains under investigation. Astree, a U.S. Air Force Reserve veteran, leaves behind his wife, two sons and two daughters.

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