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Phenix City, AL – Jimmy Napier Jr. & Ami Napier Killed in Highway 80 Crash near Garrett Harrison Sta

Phenix City, AL (August 28, 2023) – A semi-truck crash took place in Phenix City on Sunday that claimed the lives of three people.


On August 27, the Russell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on Highway 80 East. Official reports show that a rear-end collision between a semi-truck and an SUV occurred on the highway near Garrett Harrison Stadium.


Two people in the SUV, identified as 33-year-old Jimmy Napier Junior and 32-year-old Amy Napier, were both fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene.


Two minor children in the vehicle were injured. One of the children was airlifted and flown to Atlanta Hospital, where they passed away from their injuries. The second minor child was hospitalized in serious condition.


The crash is being investigated at this time.


We hope the young child injured in this crash recovers quickly.


We offer our sympathies to the families of Ami Napier, Jimmy Napier Jr., and the child who lost their life in this accident.


Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama

Crashes across the state of Alabama take hundreds of lives each year. There are far too many instances where innocent people die as a result of fatal crashes caused by negligence. Leading factors that we see in these collisions include:


  • Reckless driver actions: There are countless instances where reckless actions lead to fatal accidents here in Alabama. Common actions that lead to crashes include switching lanes recklessly, failing to yield, and aggressive driving behaviors.

  • Following too closely: When vehicles do not give enough space to the vehicles ahead of them, they can crash right into the rear ends of the vehicles due to being unable to stop in time to avoid a collision. Following too closely, or tailgating, can lead to serious accidents that leave victims with devastating or fatal injuries.

  • Speeding: Drivers who travel too fast are likely to lose control of their vehicles and strike others nearby. It is all too common to see speeding driver accidents take place in congested areas, around curved sections of roads, and at intersections.

  • Distractions: When drivers do not pay attention to the road ahead, they are likely to not see other vehicles nearby. As a result, they increase the risk of causing severe and fatal accidents with other vehicles nearby.


If the fatal collision took the life of your loved one, and you believe negligence played a role, you should reach out to our Phenix City wrongful death lawyers immediately. We will be able to investigate the accident and identify all of the parties who are responsible so that we can take the appropriate legal action against them and hold them accountable.


At Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, our team of experienced legal advocates is dedicated to providing compassionate and fearless support during this difficult time. We understand the hardship you are facing and want to help you bring justice for your loved one’s death. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal car accident in Alabama, contact our dedicated personal injury legal team today by calling 205-349-2009 for your free consultation so that we can start helping you get justice for your loved one.


Notes: Our writers relied on secondary sources to create this article. Our staff has not independently verified all of the circumstances surrounding this accident; therefore, if you find any incorrect information, please contact Cockrell, Cockrell, Ritchey & Ritchey, LLP immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post may be deleted upon request.


Disclaimer: This post's content is not intended to serve as legal or medical advice. The image used in this post was not taken at the described accident scene. This post is not intended as a business solicitation.

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