Thorsby woman dies in crash

Published 11:16 am Friday, July 9, 2021

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

A traffic accident on Interstate 65 near mile marker 226 has resulted in the death of Ashley L. Martin, 36, of Thorsby.

On July 7 around 2:20 p.m., Martin “was fatally injured when the 2007 Lexus IS she was driving was struck by a 2007 Toyota Tundra, driven my Floyd Steven Penley, 62, of Clanton,” according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

The accident occurred approximately 12 miles north from Jemison.

She was transported to UAB hospital in Birmingham, but later died.

“Nothing further is available as Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division continue to investigate,” according to ALEA.