Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Woman and two children killed in Shelby County wreck identified

Published: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 4:16 PM ??? Updated: Saturday, November 13, 2010, 5:09 PM
Authorities today released the names of three people, including two children, who were killed in a two-vehicle wreck Friday night in Shelby County.

The Shelby County Coroner's office identified the victims as Jessica Wyatt Fields, 32; Tony Ray Fields, 9, and John Clay Fields, 8, all of Sylacauga. A third child, a 12-year-old girl, was flown to Children's Hospital in serious condition following the accident that occurred at the intersection of U.S. 280 and Shelby 55 about 10:30 p.m.? They were riding in a 1995 Chevrolet Lumina.

The Shelby County Sheriff's office said the driver and passenger of a 2004 Ford Mustang were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The State Department of Public Safety identified the driver as Manley Williams, 19, of Leeds. The passenger was identified as Joshua Stokes, 21, of Pell City.

Authorities said today the driver of the second vehicle is in custody? and charges are pending.

Sheriff Chris Curry said his office will assist the Alabama Department of Public safety with the investigation.

"I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the families who lost loved ones in this accident," Curry said in a statement.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 205-669-4181, through the Secret Witness line at 205-669-9116 or its website at www.ShelbySO.com, and then click on the "report criminal activity link and the "general information" category.

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