Four killed in three days on local roads

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Four people died on Shelby County roads during a three-day span that started last Thursday and ended late Saturday afternoon.

Among those killed was local racer Charlie Bradberry, who died after the truck he was driving ran off Shelby County 11 and overturned early Saturday morning. (See story on Page 1A).

Last Thursday, a 26-year-old Leeds man died after a four-vehicle wreck on Alabama 25 between Harpersville and Wilsonville. Brain Edward Boyles died after his pickup truck collided with a logging truck around 6 a.m. just north of the E.C. Gaston Steam Plant, where Boyles worked.

The logging truck driver was taken to UAB Hospital. The drivers of the other two vehicles were treated for minor injuries.

Late Saturday evening, a Birmingham couple was killed after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a car on U.S. 231, four miles north of Vincent. David and Debbie Lawrence were the owners of Jim Deerman&8217;s Barbeque. A wreath was placed at their Forestdale restaurant Sunday, which was closed for business.

According to Alabama State Troopers, at least 15 people were killed on Alabama highways last weekend, a number that rivals busy holidays weekends like New Year&8217;s Day and Independence Day.