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Homicide by vehicle charges filed in Atlanta crash

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Jasper Collier, father of four, was killed early Sunday morning when his car was struck by an alleged impaired driver's car head-on.

Atlanta Police have charged Cecily Bryant, 41, is charged with homicide by vehicle, first degree, in the crash.

Friends and family of Jasper Collier gathered at the corner of Joseph E. Lowery and Neal Street NW in Atlanta where the cars collided.

"He had been the best father figure to me," said one young friend.

"God is watching over him," said Collier's aunt.

Collier, known to friends as Big Kirby, was on his way home when he was struck head-on by Bryant's vehicle traveling north on Neal Street.

"I can't be angry with the woman," said Dorothy Collier, Jasper's mother.

As Dorothy comforted her grandchildren, she wants her only son to be remembered how he lived.

"He would want them to be happy. He was always laughing and helping people, he would help anyone he could," said Dorothy.

His fiancée, Adrienne Hannor, sobbed quietly and comforted friends and Jasper's children.

"He's a very forgiving person, he doesn't hold grudges and as you can see he's well-loved.  I'm going to try to it's going to be very hard to try to move on without him but I know it has to be done and I'm just going to have to do it," said Adrienne.

Atlanta police filed additional charges Sunday against Bryant. She's charged with homicide by vehicle first degree, reckless driving, improper turn and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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