Icy wreck claims Brewton woman

Published 7:40 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Alabama State Troopers have released the identity of a Brewton woman who died in wreck near Pleasant Home Wednesday afternoon.

Tressa Mechell Richards, 42, was killed when the 2003 Pontiac Grand AM, in which she was a passenger, lost control driving over a patch of ice on the roadway and overturned into a creek.

The driver, Norma Jean Jerkins, Brewton, sustained minor injuries and was taken to Andalusia Regional Hospital along with passengers, Regina Kay Stanford and a 6-year old child. Richards was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The crash occurred on U.S 29, approximately 10 miles south of Andalusia.

The wreck backed up traffic on U.S. 29 until late afternoon.