The daughter of Morris-Republican state Rep. Allen Treadaway was killed in an early morning wreck on Sunday near Good Hope, Ala. according to a release from Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon.
Kelsey Marie Treadaway, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident following an accident where she was struck from behind by another vehicle. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) said she was not wearing her seatbelt.
Treadaway was the volleyball coach at Mortimer Jordan High School, where she graduated from in 2004.Shawn Maze, the school’s softball coach, was also in the vehicle and sustained injuries from the crash.
Here’s what folks across the state are saying in response to the horrific accident:
Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon:
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. 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.
Jefferson County Board of Education:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of an outstanding teacher, coach, and role model in our district. Kelsey Treadaway was a graduate of Mortimer Jordan High School in 2004. Treadway was an incredibly dedicated PE teacher, volleyball coach, and basketball coach. She began her career with JEFCOED at Clay-Chalkville High School in 2010 before returning to her alma mater in 2012. Kelsey Treadaway will be missed by the Mortimer Jordan community as well as our Jefferson County family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, and students.
Gov. Kay Ivey (via Twitter):
Was sorry to hear of the sudden passing of the daughter of Rep. Allen Treadaway. My thoughts & prayers are with their family, friends and the high school students she taught. I know she will be greatly missed.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (via Twitter):
I want to extend my deepest condolences to Rep. Treadaway, whose daughter was killed in a car wreck this morning. Please keep Allen and his family in your prayers.
State Rep. Danny Garrett (via Twitter):
Please pray for my friend and colleague, Rep.Allen Treadaway, whose daughter died this morning as the result of a traffic accident. Allen and his family need your prayers and the comfort of all their friends.