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By Michael Tonder
Special to the Ledger 

Auto crashes claim three last week


February 6, 2020

Three Monroe County residents lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

Marsha Ann Thompson, 50, of Frisco City and Tony Maxwell Nelson, 56, of Excel were killed in a three- vehicle accident that occurred on Hwy. 21 near Swift Supply at 5:50 p.m. Monday evening.

According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency State Trooper Derek Gessner, the two were killed when the 2011 Ford F250 driven by Nelson collided with the 2013 GMC Yukon being driven by Thompson.

Thompson was pronounced dead on the scene. Emergency personnel transported Nelson to Monroe County Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Gessner reported that neither were using a seatbelt.

A 2003 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Alecia D. Mcquiter, 35, of Monroeville was also involved in the crash. She was uninjured. 

Monroeville Fire-Rescue Department firefighters, Monroeville police, and ALEA state troopers responded to the accident and stayed on the scene until after 8 p.m. Southbound traffic on Hwy. 21 was backed up to the Walmart entrance and drivers had to take an ad hoc detour to avoid the accident. Police allowed northbound traffic to pass but only via one lane.

Visitation for Thompson will be Saturday between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home. Services will be at Monroe Chapel Funeral Home Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Monroe Chapel Cemetery.

No information regarding Nelson's services was received prior to press time.

A Beatrice woman died last Thursday as a result of injuries suffered in a Jan. 24 multi-vehicle accident that occurred in Escambia County on Alabama Hwy. 21 near Holman Correctional Facilities.

Bessie Lee Murphy, 65, of Beatrice was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Sherry Ann Dale, 60 of Frisco City. Murphy was taken from the scene of the accident to The University of South Alabama Medical Center, where she stayed until her passing. The multi-vehicle accident that was reported in The Journal last week also claimed the life of Warren Demetrick Stallworth, 39, of Monroeville.

Visitation for Murphy will take place at Penn's Funeral Home Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Murphy's funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the J.F. Shields gym. Burial will follow at Morning Star Cemetery.

In other Monroe County accidents:

• Last Wednesday at 7:45, p.m., a two-vehicle accident occurred on South Alabama Avenue between Mayfield Street and Vanity Fair Drive. Allen Johnson Jr., 20, of Monroeville was driving a 2016 Hyundai Sonata. Vonell Manuel, 50, of Monroeville was driving a 2014 Chevy Malibu. No injuries were reported.

• Friday at 4:36 p.m., a two-vehicle accident occurred on South Alabama Avenue between Mayfield Street and Vanity Fair Drive. Tommie Johnson, 51, of Monroeville was driving a 2014 Toyota Corolla. Vanity. The second vehicle left the scene of the accident.


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