State Rep. Allen Treadaway loses daughter in fatal car wreck

GOOD HOPE, Ala. (WIAT) - The daughter of State Representative Allen Treadaway, R-Morris, was killed in an early morning wreck near Good Hope, according to a release from Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon. 

According to State Trooper Chuck Daniel, 31-year-old Kelsey Marie Treadaway died after her vehicle was struck from behind. The wreck happened around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Treadaway was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt. 

The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 33-year-old Brandon Adam Hamm by troopers, was later located and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, a felony. Hamm was placed in the Cullman County Jail. 

McCutcheon gave the following statement, in regards to the incident:

"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."

Trooper Daniel also says a passenger in Treadaway's vehicle was later transported to Cullman Regional Medical Center for his injuries. 

Treadaway was a teacher and coach at Mortimer Jordan High School, where she graduated from in 2004.

The Jefferson County Board of Education released a statement concerning the loss of Treadaway, who they called an "incredible educator:"

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.

This is an ongoing investigation and no additional information has been released at this time. 


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