Jamie Lynn Mayall, 30, died Thursday while in surgery at UAB Hospital in Birmingham where she was airlifted following the crash on Curry Highway that occurred about a half mile north of where the highway intersects with Airport Road near Jasper.
Mayall’s son, Cody Lee Mayall, died earlier Thursday afternoon at Walker Baptist Medical Center, according to Walker County Coroner J.C. Poe.
A Nissan Pathfinder Mayall was driving collided with a Toyota 4Runner at approximately 3:09 p.m. Thursday.
“One vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle,” Poe said.
In all, eight people were injured in the crash, including Jamie Lynn Mayall’s sons Nick and Hunter Mayall, who were airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, and Shane White, the driver of the Toyota 4Runner.
The names of the other people injured in the wreck were not available at press time.
Assisting the victims, according to Poe, were Alabama State Troopers, the Jasper Police Department, Jasper Fire and Rescue and Regional Paramedical Services.
Poe said the Walker County District Attorney’s office is investigating the wreck. Poe said autopsies will be performed on the bodies of the deceased wreck victims “in case there is fault found by the other driver.” He said the results of the autopsies may be needed if the DA’s office decides to prosecute.
In a single-vehicle wreck that occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 64-year-old Terry Daniel Prescott of Jasper died when his Chevrolet pickup truck left Brakefield Dairy Road just outside Jasper City Limits and struck a tree.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, Poe reported.
Authorities did not know at press time if Prescott was wearing a seat belt.
That wreck was investigated by Alabama State Troopers.
“We’ve had six wreck fatalities in six days,” said Poe.
Two area teens were killed in a car accident Saturday morning in the Curry community, while a Jasper man was killed in another accident Friday afternoon in Jasper.
Karlya Renee Crystal Bailey, 19, of Jasper and Sara Anne Summer Lane, 17, of Double Springs were killed when a vehicle the girls were traveling in struck a tree at a high rate of speed just off Highway 257 on Sunlight Road in Curry. Bailey was pronounced dead on the scene and Lane died at UAB Hospital where she was airlifted.
Patrick Lynn Geeslin, 25, was killed Friday afternoon when his car collided with a pickup truck on Fall City Road in Jasper. Poe said Geeslin’s vehicle was going southbound in the northbound lane of the road when the accident took place around 4:55 p.m.
The driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to a Birmingham hospital. His identity and condition were not known at press time.
Poe said during his time as coroner he does not recall this many fatal wrecks occurring in Walker County within the same week.