Fund to be set up for Sunday’s crash victims

Published 6:00 am Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A former Brewton student, her father and a fellow passenger are dead following a Sunday crash on U.S. Hwy. 31.
Alabama State Trooper public information officer Jamie Maloy identified the victims as 47-year-old Eddie Ray Taylor, his 12-year-old daughter, Diamond, and a passenger, 35-year-old Keelley Tonokia James Middleton.
The trio was killed when their 2008 Chevrolet Malibu collided with a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by John Allen Waller, 51, of Greenville. Waller and an unidentified passenger were air lifted to Sacred Heart Medical Center in Pensacola, Fla., for treatment.
The crash, which occurred at 3:54 p.m. at the 80-mile marker seven miles north of Brewton, remains under investigation, Maloy said.
The family, who was from Brewton, had relocated to Pensacola, Fla., family said.
Described as “the light of her mother’s life, Diamond was a competitive cheerleader, a straight A student and spelling bee winner.
A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help Kimmy Taylor, the wife and mother of the victims, with funeral expenses.
To donate, visit and enter “Kimmy Riley-Taylor Overcome Fund.”

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