Enterprise, AL — A two-vehicle crash Friday night in Coffee County killed an Enterprise man and injured six others. Robert M. Moore, 50, Enterprise, was traveling south on Alabama Highway 27 in his 2001 GMC Sonoma when Billy R. Watson Sr., 72, Enterprise, exited a private drive in his 1996 Ford Crown Victoria and failed to yield. Mr. Moore’s vehicle struck Mr. Watson’s on the driver side fender causing a fatal injury to Watson and injuring the four occupants traveling with him.
Moore and his sixty-four year old female passenger were transported to Enterprise Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The four occupants in Watson’s car included three children ages nine, two, six months, and his forty-eight year old daughter. They were transported to Enterprise Medical Center by Enterprise Rescue and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Watson was airlifted by FlightIron to Southeast Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd. It is unknown if any of the occupants in the Watson vehicle were wearing seatbelts or in child restraints.
Moore and his passenger were both wearing their seatbelts in the 10:45 pm crash that occurred approximately ¼ mile south of the Enterprise City Limits at the 24.8 milemarker.
Agencies assisting the Alabama State Troopers in the investigation of this crash include the Coffee County Sheriffs Department, Enterprise Rescue, and FlightIron based at Ft. Rucker.