The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

October 29, 2009

Police identify victims of fatal accident


Athens Police released names Thursday morning of the victims of Wednesday’s fatal accident on U.S. 31.

Killed in the wreck were Lorenda Diane Stolaski Smith, 56, and Moira Jane Patterson, 82, both of Athens.

The driver of the second vehicle involved was Bethena Hurst Bynum, 44, of Ardmore. She was taken to Huntsville Hospital by MedFlight but was listed in good condition late Wednesday.

The crash happened just before noon near the Limestone County Health Department located on Clyde Mabry Drive. The Health Department was holding a flu vaccination clinic at the time.

Limestone County Coroner Mike West said the victims were mother and daughter. They died instantly, he said.