Monday, November 15, 2010

Leeds man charged with reckless murder following deadly vehicle crash near Westover

Published: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 6:12 PM ??? Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 9:25 PM
A Leeds man has been charged with reckless murder in the deaths of a Sylacauga mother and two of her children who were killed Friday night in a vehicle accident near Westover, Alabama State Troopers announced tonight.

Jessica Wyatt Fields, 32, of Sylacauga and her two sons, John Clay, 7, and Tony Ray Fields were killed when her 1995 Chevrolet Lumina van collided with a 2004 Ford Mustang, driven by Manley Ray Williams about 10:30 p.m.

Troopers said Williams was traveling south on Shelby 55 when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided into Fields' van, which was traveling east on U.S. 280.

Field's 12-year-old daughter was flown to Children's Hospital in serious condition.

A passenger in Williams' car, Joshua Stokes, received minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to UAB hospital.

Williams was treated and released from UAB and arrested on three counts of reckless murder and one count of first-degree assault, authorities said.

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