New Hope Fire Chief From South Pittsburg, 9-Month-Old Daughter Are Among 10 Victims In Horrific I-65 Crash In Alabama

Sunday, June 20, 2021
Cody Fox
Cody Fox

The fire chief for New Hope Volunteer Fire Department was killed along with his nine-month-old daughter in a horrific crash in Butler County, Ala., on Saturday afternoon.

Eight other people died in the fiery I-65 wreck - teens from a Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch.

Cody Fox, the 29-year-old fire chief and resident of South Pittsburg, died along with his daughter Ariana. His fiance, Hayle Anderson, was injured. Cody Fox was a native of Bryant, Ala.

There were 15 vehicles involved in the wreck, including two semis.

It apparently was caused due to one vehicle hydroplaning.

The Fox vehicle was a small SUV that overturned.

The Girls Ranch victims were in a van. Another Girls Ranch van did not wreck and the occupants of the vehicle did not see the first van that caught on fire. The driver of the van was pulled from the vehicle.

The accident happened around 2:30 p.m.

The Girls Ranch vans were returning from a trip to Gulf Shores.

Cody Fox, who was also plant operation manager at Tennessee Tub Factory, died at the scene, while his daughter died at a hospital in Greenville, Ala.


Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Senator Blackburn Introduces Legislation To Designate 9/11 As A Legal Public Holiday

Upcoming City Council Agenda For Tuesday


Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABLES, WILLIAM CORTNEY 1474 SLYGO ROAD TRENTON, 30752 Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRIVING UNDER ... (click for more)

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the September 11 Day Of Remembrance Act to designate 9/11 as a legal public holiday. “Twenty years ago, we watched as terrorists brutally ... (click for more)

Here is the upcoming City Council agenda for Tuesday: I. Call to Order by Chairman Henderson. II. Pledge of Allegiance/Invocation (Councilwoman Berz). III. Special Presentation. ... (click for more)



Breaking News

Latest Hamilton County Arrest Report

Here is the latest Hamilton County arrest report: ABLES, WILLIAM CORTNEY 1474 SLYGO ROAD TRENTON, 30752 Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE LIGHT LAW VIOLATION RETALIATION AGAINST JUDGE, JUROR, OFFICER RESISTING ARREST OR OBSTRUCTION OF LEGAL PROCESS POSS.HANDGUN WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE --- ALLEN, ANDRE ... (click for more)

Senator Blackburn Introduces Legislation To Designate 9/11 As A Legal Public Holiday

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced the September 11 Day Of Remembrance Act to designate 9/11 as a legal public holiday. “Twenty years ago, we watched as terrorists brutally attacked our nation,” said Senator Blackburn. “The United States pledged we would never forget Sept. 11, 2001. This legislation will uphold that promise to our heroes.” “The terrorist attacks ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Honor In Being Unvaccinated - And Response (4)

Amidst the constant bombardment of vaccination headlines and total blitz our politicians push to have Americans do nothing but fantasize the euphoric paradise that is a 100 percent vaccinated populous constantly – above any alternative priority – I feel obliged to come forward and explain why me, and many of my close friends, are not only choosing not to be vaccinated, but finding ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

“Be happy and before long, the Lord will give you a reason why.” * * * As most know, the funnies are not created by me but are shared in the emails that arrive each week. One delightful soul, let’s call him Joe, is unrivaled at the funniest jokes he shares week after week and look at the joy he shared this week. Some one-liners … * -- I was addicted to the hokey pokey... ... (click for more)

Sports

Lookouts Win Over Braves, 4-2

Matt Lloyd put the barrel on the ball and flung the pitch all the way into the centerfield wall as the three stationary baserunners began their mad dashes around the infield diamond. Lorenzo Cedrola was the first to score, and Wilson Garcia followed behind him. Third baseman Robbie Tenerowicz sprinted home and tried to make it 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth. The throw ... (click for more)

Chattanooga FC: Potential Is The Key Word For Bahena, Hurtado And Rodriguez

Ricardo Bahena could be seen on the wing at the end of Chattanooga FC’s Thursday practice, working on driving toward his defender before whipping crosses into the box. Next to the 19-year-old was coach Peter Fuller, who gave the teenager specialized instructions as clouds loomed overhead. “You have to do what I was doing today, which is spending time working with and coaching ... (click for more)