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Teenager killed in Hwy. 31 crash

By By Lisa Tindell
Alabama State Troopers are continuing to investigate a weekend accident that claimed the life of an Atmore area teen.
Patrick Bryan Jay, 18, of Perdido was killed when the vehicle he was riding in left U.S. 31 about five miles south of Atmore, according to reports from the Alabama State Troopers office.
At about 3:45 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the accident that sent the driver of the vehicle to a Mobile hospital.
Tiffany Brooke Parker, 16, of Bay Minette was driving the 2008 Honda Civic at the time of the crash, reports stated.
Parker was transported by Lifeflight to U.S.A. Medical Center in Mobile. The extent of her injuries was not available at press time.
Jay, who was taken to Atmore Community Hospital following the accident, was described by family members as a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan and also enjoyed playing the game.
Donnie Burkett, Jay’s uncle, said the victim was a good person who helped others often.
Burkett said the life cut short by the accident was one that was filled with hope for the future.
Funeral services for Jay are scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ray Johnson and Youth Minister Josh Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, James Roger (Teresa) Jay of Perdido and Faye Burkett of Atmore, two brothers, Christopher and Timothy Jay; three sisters, Aston White, Audrey and Alexis Jay, grandparents Jimmy and Cynthia Jay, Ronald Burkett, Barbara Elder, Rose McGhee, Margaret Ann Jones and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held this evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home on S. Main St.
Publisher Adam Prestridge contributed to this article.