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SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2007

Area News In Brief

Victimís husband passenger in wreck

SOMERVILLE — State troopers identified the man injured in a Friday wreck as the husband of the woman killed.

MedFlight transported Wayne Brown, 29, of Quinton from the scene to Huntsville Hospital. Details about his condition were not available, but a trooper said he was expected to live.

Morgan County Coroner Russ Beard pronounced Jessica Brown, 24, also of Quinton, dead at the scene. An erroneous report Saturday said she was from Somerville.

Jessica Brown was driving north on Mount Tabor Road, apparently crossing Alabama 36, when she collided with a tractor-trailer about 6:30 p.m.

The driver of the rig, Hollis A. Morgan, 52, of Muscle Shoals, was not injured.

Deangelo McDaniel

Mud Tavern, Decatur respond to fire

Decatur Fire and Rescue and Mud Tavern volunteer firefighters responded to a house fire Saturday at about 7:50 p.m. near Ministry Lane and Modaus Road Southwest.

The attic fire apparently started over the kitchen, and the house suffered heavy smoke damage, a firefighter said at the scene.

The owner was not home when the fire started.

Deangelo McDaniel

Motorcycle-van collision injures 2

Two people were transported by ambulance to Decatur General Hospital on Saturday following an accident near Danville Road and Longview Drive.

A Decatur firefighter said a motorcycle and minivan collided at about 11:15 a.m. The victims, whose names were not available, were on the motorcycle. They did not have life-threatening injuries, the firefighter said.

Deangelo McDaniel

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