Wrecks claim two lives
By By Janet Little Cooper
A well-known Atmore resident was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday, about 13 hours after another Atmore native was killed in a separate accident on the same Baldwin County roadway, officials said.
Louie Bryan Still, 40, of Atmore was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle collided head-on with a 1995 Ford truck driven by Tyler Munn, 16, of Summerdale on Old Brady Road near W.A. Hobbs Road. Munn was checked at North Baldwin Hospital and released. Officials said Still was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
According to Still's aunt, Ann Benner, he was on his way home from a Toy's for Tots toy drive that he and his motorcycle friends had just taken part in earlier that day.
"Bryan was headed home when the accident occurred," Benner said. "He had gone with some of his motorcycle friends to participate in a Toy's for Tots toy drive. He did a lot of stuff like that. He loved it and participated in as many as he could."
Still was the manager of Atmore Appliances and Western Auto in Atmore that is owned by his parents Merrill and Pat Still.
More than 100 motorcyclist are expected to attend the 2 p.m. funeral service for Still that is being held today at McCullough Christian Center.
"We are really having a hard time," Benner said. "This is just a really difficult thing to understand, but we have our faith in God and know that He will see us through it."
Danielle Denise Whatley, 21, of Perdido died in a separate accident about three quarters of a mile away from the scene of Still's accident on Old Brady Road at around 2:15 a.m. according to the state trooper's reports.
Whatley was the passenger in a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo driven by Brian K. Davison, 33, of Bay Minette, who was traveling east on Old Brady Road when his vehicle left the roadway, striking a fence and a tree.
Davison was pulled from the vehicle by passers-by. The vehicle then caught fire with Whatley still inside. Whatley was pronounced dead at the scene while Davison was transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile in critical condition.
Whatley was employed with the Tobacco Shack in Bay Minette. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday. Her family could not be reached for comment.
Both accidents are still under investigation.