Car crashes into Vinemont home causing fire; driver deceased 

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Updated Dec. 8, 2023 at 5:27 p.m.

VINEMONT, Ala. – A Cullman man was pronounced deceased after the car he was driving crashed into a home Thursday evening, Dec. 7, at approximately 5:35 p.m. Cullman County Coroner Jeremy Kilpatrick said the crash sparked a fire. He said the driver, Mark Steven Haymon, 67, was the only fatality.  

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said Haymon was fatally injured when the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 he was driving left the roadway and struck a road sign, utility pole and house.  After the impact, the Chevrolet caught fire. Troopers said Haymon was not using a seat belt at the time of crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The home, located along County Road 1354 in Vinemont, did not belong to Haymon, according to the coroner.

Kilpatrick said the following agencies responded to the scene: fire departments from Vinemont-Providence, Gold Ridge, West Point and Cullman, along with the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office and ALEA.  

Nothing further is available as Troopers with the ALEA Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate.