UPDATE: Mortimer Jordan volleyball coach killed in I-65 crash in Cullman County


Kelsey Marie Treadaway, daughter of Alabama Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris and head volleyball coach at Mortimer Jordan High School, was killed early Sunday morning. / Photo courtesy WVTM13

CULLMAN COUNTYA two-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 in Cullman County claimed the life of a Kimberly woman early Sunday morning. Kelsey Marie Treadaway, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Cullman County Coroner Jeremy L. Kilpatrick. The incident occurred around 3 a.m. near mile marker 304.

According to Alabama State Trooper Chuck Daniel, Treadaway was killed when the 2010 Toyota Camry she was driving was struck from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by Brandon Adam Hamm, 33, of Cullman. Treadway was not wearing a seatbelt. A passenger in the Camry was transported to Cullman Regional.

Troopers said Hamm left the scene of the wreck and was later located and identified. Hamm, who was not injured in the crash, was charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident and placed in the Cullman County Detention Center.

Treadaway was the daughter of Alabama Rep. Allen Treadaway, R-Morris. She was also the head volleyball coach at Mortimer Jordan High School.

Reported by WVTM13 in Birmingham:

In a statement Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon said he, his wife Debbie, and every member of the Alabama House of Representatives are heartbroken by this news. "The Alabama House of Representatives is an elected body that has different political views and ideas. But we are respectful and mindful of each other's personal needs and concerns,” said McCutcheon. “We come together to pray for each other and support each other in times of tragedy and crisis. Right now our thoughts and prayers are with Allen, his wife Susan and their family. May God comfort them and give them the strength to endure during this time of sorrow."

Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

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