State Troopers Release Additional Information on Fatal Motorcycle Wreck Occurring Sunday

Additional information regarding an accident which killed one and seriously injured another in DeKalb County on Sunday has now been released.

It was a multi-vehicle crash just after 10:00 that morning, that seriously injured a 46 year old Huntsville man, Jerome M. Banks, Jr.; Banks was driving a 2001 Yamaha that struck a 2019 Honda Goldwing motorcycle being operated by Calvin A. Palmer, 57 of Smyrna, Georgia.  After the initial collision the Honda struck a 2016 Harley-Davidson being operated by LaTonya Y. Flynn, age 52 from Conley, Georgia.  Banks was transported to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, where he succumbed to his injuries.  Palmer was injured and transported to DeKalb Regional Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.  Flynn reportedly escaped injury in the accident.

The collision occurred on Alabama 35 near mile marker 14 – approximately six miles south of Ft Payne.

That wreck remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers.


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