A word of condolences scarcely covers what happened to former Alabama running back Siran Stacy last night on US 84 in Dothan, Alabama.
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) A collision involving a car driven by former Alabama football star Siran Stacy killed six people, including Stacy's wife and four of his children, state troopers said Tuesday.
The former Alabama running back is still in the hospital in stable condition. A fifth child, his three-year-old daughter, was airlifted to the hospital in Birmingham and is in serious condition. The coroner on the scene had this to say regarding the accident:
"It was horrendous .... I've never had anything like that in my life and I've been doing this for 20 years," Byrd said. "The truck that hit the car was on the passenger side and the impact was substantial. Everybody in there all died instantly. The kids in the back had seat belts on, the parents did not."
This isn't the kind of thing we'd want to live through. This isn't tragedy. This is the Book of Job. It's beyond comprehension even on a scale of tragedy. We offer our thoughts and prayers to him anyway in a situation we cannot honestly imagine being worse.