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Curtis Self memorial event to help widow, girls

By Ronnie Thomas
rthomas@decaturdaily.com · 340-2438

Friends of the late Justin “Curtis” Self of Hartselle will host a memorial charity event for his family Saturday.

It will be from 3 to 7 p.m. at Our Place Bar & Grill in Mallard Village shopping center on Alabama 67 South.

Self, 28, died June 16 when the 100,000-pound crane he was
driving overturned going down Brindley Mountain on U.S. 231. Crane owner Ray Solley said his employee died as rescuers were putting him on the medical helicopter.

Solley also said that when Self was hanging upside down in the crushed cab of the crane, he uttered, “I’ve got two little girls. Get me out of here.”

Kim Prince, one of the friends leading the charity drive, said Self’s daughters, Courtney, 7, and Katelyn, 3, and his widow, Brie, are what Saturday is all about.

“Justin had no life insurance,” Prince said. “Sometimes, when you’re young, you don’t think about those things. The family needs assistance, and we hope people all over the area will help us help them.”

She said there will be live entertainment, and a poker run is set between 3 and 5 p.m.

She said Biker’s Nest and Holloway’s Sporting Goods in Hartselle are accepting donations.

For more information, call Prince at 303-4477.

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