In a separate incident, Robert Herriott and his passenger, Mary Lou Herriott, were killed when the car they were in was hit by a truck driven by Arthur Odem. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 9, about 10 miles south of Ashland.
Robert and Mary Lou Herriott were pronounced dead at the scene. Odem was taken to Russell Medical Center for his injuries. Alabama State Troopers are still investigating the incident.