Georgiana, Brewton residents killed in Highway 55 crash Tuesday

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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A two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Covington County claimed two lives.

Lesa Moore King, 62, of Georgiana and Shannon Lynn Howard, 54, of Brewton were both pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the two-vehicle crash occurred Tuesday, Feb. 7, at approximately 10:14 a.m. near the 40-mile marker of Alabama Hwy. 55, about 15 miles south of Georgiana, inside Covington County. The crash resulted in the northbound lanes of Alabama Hwy. 55 being blocked and closed for several hours. The lanes were reported to be re-opened at approximately 1 p.m. Tuesday.

State Troopers reported that a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by King crossed the center line and collided head-on with Howard’s 2018 Audi A6.

King was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash.

ALEA said no further information is available as troopers continue to investigate.