Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Sad news

AP Photo

Some very sad news occurred in the Alabama family yesterday that puts sports back into perspective. Former star running back Siran Stacey, his wife Ellen Bible Stacy, and his children were involved in an automobile crash that allegedly was the fault of a drunk driver. Siran Stacy was likely driving his family to their Newton home when a 1999 Ford truck struck the 2007 Honda van he was driving, killing his wife, and four children. Siran Stacy and Shelly Stacy, 4, survived the crash.

Alcohol likely factor in crash which killed six Dothan Eagle

Mal Moore Issues Statement on Siran Stacy Fox 6 Birmingham
Words cannot express the depth of the heartache we share with the Bible and Stacy families at this tragic time,” said UA Director of Athletics Mal Moore. “I am sure I speak for all the members of the Alabama athletics family in expressing our shock and sadness for the tragedy that has befallen these two families. I also want to let both families know that we stand ready to assist them during this time of need and ask all Alabama fans to keep the Bible and Stacy families in their thoughts and prayers.”

Ex-Alabama star in crash; 6 dead Chicago Tribune

6 Dead in Wreck Involving Ex-Athlete AP
A van driven by former University of Alabama football star Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup at an intersection and six people were killed, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday. The driver of the second vehicle also was killed, said Dorris Teague, a spokeswoman for the state troopers. Stacy, 39, a star running back for Alabama during 1989-91, was listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. His 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, was taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, which did not release her condition.


Sharp said...

This is utterly unimaginable. May God give them strength and hope.

Mike Wilhelm said...

Just awful. Definitely we need to keep them in our prayers.