DOTHAN, Ala. -- A van driven by former University of Alabama
football star Siran Stacy was struck by a pickup at an intersection
and six people were killed, including Stacy's wife and four of his
children, state troopers said Tuesday.
The driver of the second vehicle also was killed, said Dorris
Teague, a spokeswoman for the state troopers.
Stacy, 39, a star running back for Alabama during 1989-91, was
listed in stable condition in surgical intensive care at Flowers
Hospital in Dothan.
Stacy, who has been employed by a mortgage company, was the
first pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1992 draft, but amid
injury and legal problems he was cut the next year. While he never
carried the ball in the NFL, he played for a few years in Canada
and for minor pro leagues.
State trooper Sgt. Tracy Nelson said the pickup was on the wrong
side of the four-lane road when it struck Stacy's van on the
passenger side late Monday at an intersection on U.S. 84 about six
miles west of Dothan.
Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd said Stacy had stopped for a
red light. "The light turned green and they proceeded to cross"
the four-lane highway when hit by the other vehicle, he said.
Nelson said investigators hadn't determined why the truck was in
the wrong lane.
"He hit them broadside, T-boned them at the intersection
there," said Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd.
"I've never had anything like that in my life and I've been
doing this for 20 years," Byrd said. "The truck that hit the car
was on the passenger side and the impact was substantial."
Stacy's 3-year-old daughter, Shelly, was taken to Children's
Hospital in Birmingham, which did not release her condition.
Byrd identified the victims as Stacy's wife, Ellen Stacy, 36;
children Lequisa, 18, Bronson, 10, Sidney, 8, and Ellie, 2, all of
Newton in southeast Alabama; and pickup driver Adam W. Wayman, 29,