Warner Robins man dies after struck by suspect's car during chase Nov. 6

A Warner Robins man died Friday, three weeks after his car was struck by a suspect being chased by a Houston County deputy.

The accident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the intersection of Carl Vinson Parkway and Leverette Road, according to an accident report from the Georgia State Patrol.

The report says the suspect ran a red light and hit a vehicle driven by Bruce Snyder, age 66.

Snyder died Nov. 25 after spending nearly three weeks in Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, according to Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin.

According to the report, Houston County Deputy Brandon Miller said he tried to stop a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier on Carl Vinson Parkway for failing to maintain its lane.

The drive did not stop and took off, Miller told state patrol investigators.

Witnesses told the state patrol that the driver of the Cavalier ran the red light at the Vinson-Leverette intersection and struck Snyder's car. Then both vehicles struck a third car.

The driver of the Cavalier ran off and was later arrested and faced several charges, including reckless driving, fleeing police and driving without a license or insurance.

According to the incident report, he is Vernon Gibson, age 40, of Warner Robins. He is currently in the Houston County jail.

According to his obituary, Snyder was a 34-year employee at Robins Air Force Base who retired in 2006. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


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