Six Dead in Wreck Involving Former Alabama Football Athlete

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A passenger van driven by former University of Alabama football standout Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup truck at an intersection, killing six people, including Stacy's wife and four of his children.

Alabama State Trooper Sgt. Tracy Nelson said the driver of the pickup was on the wrong side of the road when it struck Stacy's van around 11 p.m. last night. He said the wreck occurred at an intersection on U.S. 84 about six miles west of Dothan.

The driver of the pickup also was killed and Stacy and his 3-year-old daughter were injured.

Siran Stacy is listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. His 3-year-old, Shelly Stacy, was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, where her condition was not released by the hospital.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said those killed in the wreck were Stacy's wife, 36-year-old Ellen Stacy and their children - 18-year-old Lequisa, 10-year-old Bronson, 8-year-old Sidney and 2-year-old Ellie, all of Newton in southeast Alabama.

Troopers identified the driver of the pickup truck as 29-year-old Adam Wayman of Dothan.

Byrd described the crash as "horrendous" and said it was one of the worst accidents he'd seen in 20 years. He said the children were wearing seatbelts, but the parents were not.

The 39-year-old Stacy was a star running back for Alabama from 1989-1991. He was the first pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 draft, but never carried the ball in the NFL.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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