Two killed in area weekend wrecks
Published 1:32 am Wednesday, October 31, 2001
By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Two people died in area accidents over the weekend. Another died Monday from injuries sustained in an accident earlier this month.
The following information was released by the Alabama State Troopers Post in Evergreen.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, five people were injured and one killed in a one-vehicle accident on I-65. The accident happened at 2 a.m., 11 miles north of Atmore.
Dedra Taylor of Houston apparently lost control of the 2000 Ford she was driving. The car went off the roadway and overturned. Jocelyn Robertson, 32, was ejected from the car and killed.
The other passengers were Todd Brooks, age not available; Elizabeth Brooks, 1; Ozzie Reed, 9; and Demarco Baurgeois, 9.
Robertson's best friend in Houston, Valerie Heard, said Tuesday that the family was on the way to the christening service for Robertson's sister's baby.
On Sunday, Oct. 28, a Brantley Switch man died in a one-vehicle accident. Anthony Glenn Fantroy, 25, was the only person in his 1996 Ford. He was traveling on County Road 20, 1:10 a.m., when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned.
A six-year-old died Monday, Oct. 29, as the result of an accident that occurred earlier in the month. Melvin Pritchett Jr. was a passenger in a 2000 Chevrolet pick-up driven by his father, Melvin Pritchett of Mobile. The Pritchetts were traveling on Highway 21 when their truck collided with a 1999 Mack truck driven by Danny Thomas of Eight Mile. The accident occurred at the 18.7 mile marker. The 19 mile marker is at the Escambia and Monroe county line. Rain may have been a factor in the accident.