Wrecks claim former Atmore resident, Mobile men

Orrie Hubert Bradford, 83, a Monroe County resident who formerly lived in Atmore, died Sunday (February 19) while riding his 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle near Stockton, in Baldwin County.

Preliminary Alabama State Trooper reports indicate that Bradford crashed into a guardrail, but a family member said survivors have learned that he actually experienced a “medical emergency” while riding “at low speed” and barely skimmed the guardrail.

The family member said Bradford’s license still listed an Atmore address, but he actually lived in Monroeville.

According to Alabama State Trooper reports, the fatal mishap occurred around 1:35 p.m., at the 55.35 mile marker of Alabama 59, about one mile southeast of Stockton.

Bradford, a motorcycle enthusiast, was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers reported. State troopers continued on Tuesday their investigation into the fatal crash.

Double fatality
Alabama State Troopers reported that a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 claimed the lives of two Mobile men on Sunday (February 19).

Trooper reports show that Eugene Sanders Jr., 53, and Samuel Louis Brown, 34, were killed when the 2003 Mitsubishi SUV, in which they were passengers, left the roadway around 2:35 p.m. and overturned several times.

Brown, who was not using his seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Sanders was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, whose name has not been released, was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his or her injuries.

The crash occurred at mile marker 62, about five miles north of I-65’s main Atmore exit. The investigation by state troopers into the double fatality continued Tuesday.