Celeste Road crash victim father of five

Mobile County

UPDATE:  A fundraising page has been set up by the family to raise money for expenses.

ORIGINAL STORY

TURNERVILLE, Ala. (WKRG) – We’re learning more about one of the victims of Sunday’s horrific crash in Turnerville that killed one man and injured two other people.  26-year-old Mitch Lofton was a father of five.  His wife shared her memories of her husband via Facebook Messenger. 

“He was the best father, husband, son, brother, and friend anyone has ever known. He was a hardworking provider for our 5 children who were his whole entire world,” wrote Lacie Danielle Lofton.  “He was the kindest softest soul.”  Mrs. Lofton said there is a lot to admire about her husband.

“The way he was passionate about everything he done. The way he loved our kids and took care of us,” wrote Mrs. Lofton.  She says her husband was on his way to work, traveling south on Celeste Road when the crash happened.  Mitch Lofton was killed in that collision early Sunday morning.  State Troopers say he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died in the crash.  Speaking to friends around north Mobile County they say he’s among the best people anyone could hope to know.  

“He always gave good advice to me, in school if I was in a bad mood, or anything, he’d catch me pull me to the side, talk to me try to calm the situation, or with anybody he was just a good-hearted person who’d give the shirt off his back,” said longtime friend Joshua Bellows.  The crash also injured two people in a pickup truck.  65-year-old Andrew Newburn was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.  63-year-old Jeanette Newburn was taken by helicopter.  According to an official at University Hospital both are listed in serious condition in the ICU.    
 

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