Off-duty police officer killed in crash near Dodge City



A four-vehicle crash Thursday, Dec. 24, has claimed two lives. Frank Simonton Roberts, 23, of Bremen, was killed when the 2000 Toyota 4Runner he was driving collided with a 2007 Nissan Altima driven by Jack Alson Cooley, 61, of Parrish. Cooley, an off-duty Oakman Police Officer, was also killed.

Roberts was airlifted to Huntsville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Cooley was pronounced dead at the scene. In addition, a 2007 Toyota Tacoma driven by Christopher David Hanvey, 44, of Jasper and a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by April Danielle Estes Miles, 36, of Winfield were involved. Neither occupant of those vehicles was injured. The crash occurred at 5:50 p.m. on Alabama 69 near the 233 mile marker, two miles south of Dodge City.  Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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