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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  • by ROIALE Location: FORT WAYNE, IN on Dec 3, 2007 at 02:03 PM
    I AM DISSAPOINTED IN SOME OF THE NEGATIVE THINGS I HAVE READ REGARDING ADAM.. HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE AND HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.. WHAT IS MORE SADDENING IS THAT EVEN IN A TRAGEDY PEOPLE CANNOT STICK TOGETHER AND GRIEVE IN PEACE WITHOUT ADDED STRESS. BE SUPPORTIVE NOT HURTFUL.BE A HUMAN NOT A MONSTER..AND IF YOU ARE THINKING HURTFUL THINGS..KEEP THEM TO YOURSELF.. LET PEOPLE HEAL DONT ADD TO THE PAIN, HELP THEM , PRAY FOR THEM , DO WHATEVER YOU CAN TO BE SUPPORTIVE NOT DESTRUCTIVE. EVERYONE HAS ACCIDENTS, EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES..EVERYONE WISHES THEY COULD MAKE CHANGES...DO THE BEST YOU CAN AND ENCOURAGE THE OTHERS TO DO THE SAME.
  • by Sean Location: Bloomington Indiana on Dec 1, 2007 at 05:09 PM
    I knew Adam briefly when I lived in C olumbus Indiana. we all welcomed adam in to our lives. I myself lost contact with adam. I just got a phone call and learned this tragic accident has happened. Adam and to the families. My heart is with you.
  • by leah Location: seymour, In on Nov 30, 2007 at 06:39 AM
    Stacy family, I would just like you to know that Adam would have never done a thing like this on purpose. Adam was a very sweet, fun loving, optimistic, and caring person. If he would have made it through the accident, he would have surely died knowing that he hurt someone. (I'm not trying to jusify what happened by any means, but I just wanted to let you know.) I'm not sure of the circumstances of that night, but I would like to wish my condolences to both families.
  • by Cynthia Scott Location: Tuscaloosa, AL. on Nov 22, 2007 at 07:45 PM
    To Siran and Family: We share your grief and send our sincere thoughts and prayers during this tragic time.
  • by MRS.REYNOLDS Location: DOYHAN on Nov 22, 2007 at 06:41 PM
    MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND BLESS YOU ALL. MUCH LOVE TO STACEY'S AND WAYMAS'S FAMILIES.
  • by Kristina Peters Location: Columbus Indiana on Nov 21, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    My friend Adam was a dear sweet guy was to kind to so many people.I wasn't one of his closest friends but I loved him dearly...he was so sweet to me everytime he saw me...he was so full of life and happiness...we hung out often at our friends B&G's...He will be missed by many and at least I know he is in a better place.Rest In Peace Adam we will miss you!!!
  • by William Alderson Location: Linton Indiana on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:25 PM
    My Fiend Adam Wayman is dearly missed. He was such a wonderfully close friend. I have so many great memories of our adventures in life. He had an amazing heart of pure love and a passion for life. Adam's many friends know how kind and loving he was. The beauty of his life surpasses the tragedy of its end. My dear friend, I miss you with all my heart. My love is forever.
  • by LH Location: Dothan on Nov 21, 2007 at 06:34 AM
    To The Stacey's and Wayman's Families may God be with you and you are all in ours prayers
  • by Don H Location: Geneva/Elba on Nov 20, 2007 at 08:58 PM
    Sirah, Pat, Bruce, Rod you are all in our prayers.
  • by Sandy Location: Hartford on Nov 20, 2007 at 08:18 PM
    I knew Lequisha and Sydney from school. They were both very sweet girls. I will miss seeing and talking with Sydney. My family is praying for you.
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