Carroll-Ozark coach, son killed in wreck

Published 12:02 am Friday, May 25, 2012

Stacey Watters with his sons Quentin and Jai. | Courtesy Dempolis Times

Carroll-Ozark High School football coach Stacey Watters, along with his 10-year-old son, Quentin, were killed in a vehicle wreck in Orlando, Fla., early Thursday morning.

Watters, 38, and his sons were returning from a cruise vacation they had taken with family when their vehicle was struck by a box truck, according to Orlando NBC affiliate WESH-TV.

The Florida Highway Patrol’s report indicates that the crash occurred at 8:15 a.m., resulting in the deaths of Stacy and Quentin. Jai Watters, 9, is listed in critical condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

Watters was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, and was stopped at a stop sign, and for an unknown reason, pulled into the path of a 2010 International truck, according to The Dothan Eagle’s website and report.

Carroll High School students gathered at the school during the lunch hour Thursday after hearing about Watters’ death.

The school held graduation ceremonies last night.