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Former Atlanta Falcons Chaplin Killed After Being Hit By Truck

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A former high school football head coach and Atlanta Falcons chaplain was killed after he was struck by a pickup truck.

Cobb police spokesman Mike Bowman says the 66-year-old Charles H. Collins died after attempted to cross a road on Thursday in suburban Atlanta.

Police say the driver, 25-year-old Nicholas Bryant, is not expected to be charged.

McEachern Athletic Director Jim Dorsey says Collins was the head football coach at McEachern in Powder Springs from 1976 to 1982. He also was the chaplain for the Falcons in the late 1980s.

A memorial service for Collins is set for Monday next week at Smyrna First United Methodist Church, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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