Honoraville resident dies in car accident

Published 5:22 pm Monday, March 16, 2009

A Honoraville resident died in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon, March 15, about five miles north of Highland Home on Hwy. 97, just south of Pettus Road.

Diane Wilson Sexton, 62, was traveling in a white 2001 Chevy Blazer when she went off the roadway and traveled about 180 feet before running through the guardrail and coming to rest in a shallow creek, according to Stephen Wilson, president of the Highland Home Volunteer Fire and Rescue, who was the first responder on the scene.

“It appears Mrs. Sexton left the roadway and just kept going through the guard rail,” Wilson said. “She was wearing her seat belt, and the air bags had deployed…The vehicle did not turn over or anything like that.”

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Sexton was found deceased at the scene of the accident.

Wilson said the roadway was closed for about 45 minutes, but it took about two hours to clear the accident.

Three vehicles from HH Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, along with Luverne Rescue, and Crenshaw County Sheriff’s deputies. Alabama State Trooper Rome Odom was the lead investigator on the scene.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sexton will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with the Rev. William Leverette officiating. Interment will follow in Cool Spring Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.