Former University of Alabama football player, Siran Stacy, was involved in a horrific car accident, Tuesday, when a pickup truck struck the van he was driving.
Six people were tragically killed in the accident including his wife and four of his children, according to State Troopers. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed in the crash.
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. He was the first pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 draft, but never carried the ball in the NFL.
According to troopers, the pickup truck was traveling on the wrong side of the four-lane road when it struck Stacy’s van on the passenger side on U.S. 84. Stacy was stopped at a red light – when the light turned green he proceeded to cross the highway when he was struck by the pickup.
Investigators are unsure why the pickup truck was traveling in the wrong lane. The truck hit them broadside and t-boned them at the intersection.
Stacy’s 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, was taken to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, which did not release her condition.
Byrd identified the victims as Stacy’s wife, Ellen Stacy, 36; children Lequisa, 18, Bronson, 10, Sidney, 8, and Ellie, 2, all of Newton in southeast Alabama; and pickup driver Adam W. Wayman, 29, of Dothan.
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