For Immediate Release July 20, 2015
Tragedy Strikes in Geraldine
Sheriff Jimmy Harris states as follows:
Sheriff Jimmy Harris reports that on July 18th on County Road 391 a tragic 4 wheeler wreck takes the life of a 10 year boy Thomas Brown of Cross Creek area in Painter and injured 2 teenage females’ one 13 year old of the Asbury Community and Haley Brown 14, of Geraldine. This incident is being investigated by the ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Association). Trooper Micah Little and Ranger Wright worked the scene. They were assisted by Geraldine Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Andy Brown, Sergeant Seth Green and members of Geraldine Fire and Rescue. The females were transported by the DeKalb Ambulance Service to a landing zone in Geraldine. The 13 year old was in critical condition and was air lifted to Huntsville Hospital. Haley Brown was in serious condition and was transported to Huntsville Hospital by DeKalb Ambulance Service. The last update on the two girls was that they remain in serious condition.
Sheriff Harris states “this is a very tragic accident, kids being kids. They were all getting ready to go back to school in a few weeks. We would like to ask everyone if you let your child ride or drive a 4 wheeler or motorcycle please make them wear a helmet. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family members and friends of these young kids.”