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Athens man dies two weeks after DUI collision

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man died on Friday, over two weeks after he was critically injured in a two-vehicle, DUI collision, Athens-Clarke County police announced Monday morning.

Robert Thomas Stephens, 67, was injured on Aug. 28, when police said he was driving a 2005 Buick LeSabre and began to turn left onto Timothy Road from Epps Bridge Parkway.

As the Buick was turning, it was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Sean Steven Brown, 21, of Monroe.

Brown was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and was subsequently charged with DUI alcohol and causing serious injury by vehicle.

Typically, when someone is found to have been under the influence when causing a fatal crash is charged with homicide by vehicl.

It could not be immediately learned from police if Brown’s charges will be upgraded.

However, the investigation was ongoing and police asked for anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Officer First Class Joey Lewis at or 762-400-7169.

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