Leighton Man Dies In Two-Vehicle Accident Near Muscle Shoals

By  | September 4, 2020 | Filed under: News

MUSCLE SHOALS-The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Thursday, September 3 near Muscle Shoals which has taken the life of one person and seriously injured another:

“A two-vehicle crash at 3:20 p.m. today, September 3, 2020, has claimed the life of a Leighton man.

Joe Jackson Cooper Jr, 44-year-old male, was killed when the 2004 Ford F-150 he was riding in, being driven by 30-year-old male Jacob Alex Pylant, from Toney, AL, collided with a 2019 Volvo semi-truck, being driven by 48-year-old Jerry Chastain Jr. of Chatsworth, GA.

Pylant was flown to UAB Hospital in Birmingham for treatment of serious injuries. Chastain was transported by ambulance to Helen Keller Hospital with minor injuries. A passenger in Chastain’s vehicle, 63-year-old male Paul Joseph Davis, of Dalton, GA, also received minor injuries and was treated at Helen Keller Hospital.

The crash occurred at the intersection of AL 20 and Sockwell Lane, approximately 1 mile east of Muscle Shoals, AL. Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.”

Corporal James F. Howard/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency/Division E / Quad Cities Trooper Post

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