Two die in weekend accidents
by Jennifer Cohron
Mar 26, 2012 | 8146 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A car wreck and a mining accident claimed the lives of two Walker County residents over the weekend.

Harold Ennis, 37, of Nauvoo, was killed Friday night while working on a shuttle car at Shoal Creek Mine. Coroner J.C. Poe said the cause of death was electrocution.

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating the incident.

On Saturday afternoon, John Rollins, 84, of Jasper, was killed in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of River Road and Highway 78. His wife, Maxine, was injured and transported to UAB Hospital.

Poe said Rollins died on the scene. He is the father of Jasper City Council member Johnny Rollins.

The Birmingham News reported Saturday that the driver of the other car, a 19-year-old, was taken to Walker Baptist Medical Center for her injuries. Poe could not confirm that victim’s name.

The Saturday edition of the Daily Mountain Eagle reported that Jacob Bridier, 21, of Nauvoo was killed in a single-vehicle accident along The Trace West in Jasper Thursday night.

“We really had a tragic weekend,” Poe said of the three deaths in three days.