Pebble VFD Chief passes away after motorcycle crash

HALEYVILLE - Pebble Volunteer Fire Department Chief Steven M. Smith, 46, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, after a motorcycle crash.

The crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Newburg Road in Haleyville.  According to an initial report by troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, Smith was critically injured when the 2000 Honda Valkyrie motorcycle he was operating left the roadway and struck a culvert.  Smith was transported to Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville, where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

The Alabamian will have more on this tragedy in the Wednesday, Feb. 22, edition of the paper.

See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.
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