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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Watkins is remembered for his kindness, love

ECMS student killed in vehicle crash; everyone loved his big smile


December 2, 2021

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Residents of Atmore and the surrounding areas are in mourning for a 10-year-old who was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 24, on Highway 31 about 3 miles west of Atmore in Escambia County (Ala.).

Kendall B. Watkins was the passenger in the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox driven by Wanda T. Gibson, 40, of Atmore, who attempted to pass a 1986 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 50-year-old Jonathan T. Jeter, also of Atmore, according to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency report.

The vehicles collided, which caused the Equinox to overturn and land in the roadway. Watki...

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