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May 15, 2007

Three die in weekend accidents

Three people were killed in three separate traffic accidents on Cullman County roads this past weekend, Coroner Gary Murphree said.

Lily Danielle Brown, 24, of Holly Pond; J.T. Campbell, 85, of Logan and Steven Allen Linscott, 45, of Hoover died in separate wrecks Saturday, bringing this year’s death toll from traffic accidents in Cullman County to at least 10. Brown was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:14 a.m. after a single-vehicle wreck on County Road 109 near Bremen. She apparently lost control of the 2005 KIA she was driving, and the vehicle overturned, Murphree said.

According to accident reports filed by Alabama State Troopers, there were no passengers in the car Brown was driving.

Campbell died from injuries he suffered in a two-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. on U.S. Highway 278 about five miles west of Cullman. He was taken to Woodland Medical Center for treatment, where he died about an hour later, Murphree said.

Campbell was driving a 1987 Dodge, troopers said.

Troopers said the other driver involved in the accident, Josefina Mazarlegos, 33, of Haleyville, was not injured. Mazarlegos was driving a 1994 Dodge, troopers said.

Linscott apparently control of the motorcycle he was driving at 6:40 p.m. near a rest area on Interstate 65 in Cullman County, Murphree said. Linscott was taken to Woodland Medical Center for treatment. He died in the hospital’s Emergency Room, Murphree said.

Funeral services for Brown will are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Holly Pond Cemetery. She was the daughter of Roger Brown and Patsy Ellard Brown and was a graduate of Cold Springs High School. She was employed in sales.

Survivors include her parents, a sister, Stephanie Brown of Bremen; her grandmothers, Myrvlene Campbell Brown of Bremen and Lois Graves Ellard of Holly Pond.

Funeral services for J.T. Campbell were Monday at Emeus Baptist Church, with burial in Emeus Cemetery. He was a World War II veteran and a mechanic retired from PEMCO. Survivors include a son, Harold Campbell; a daughter, Janet Light; two sisters, Roxie Carden and Birdie Kilpatrick.

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