Blues Musician Augusta Lee Collins Dies in Traffic Accident

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East Bay Blues musician Augusta Lee Collins, 69, died Monday in a traffic accident in Alameda.

 

He died near his home in Alameda shortly after noon when he was hit by a car while crossing Constitution Way near Marina Village Parkway.

 

Over the years, Collins sat in with jazz greats Herbie Hancock, “Cannonball” Adderley, Sun Ra and Bobby Hutcherson. In 2010, he was inducted into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame.

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