Isabel Parks 5, killed, driver Kathy Jones, 5 other passengers injured, taken to hospital after car leaves roadway and overturns.

Modified Date: 
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:06pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bessemer woman sentenced in Bibb County wreck that killed 5-year-old girl

A Bessemer woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to reckless manslaughter in a January 2014 wreck in Bibb County that killed a 5-year-old girl. Other children were in the car and one was riding in Jones' lap when the wreck happened, Jackson had said previously. "That's going to give her time to think about what a tragic and senseless act that was," Bibb County District Attorney Michael Jackson said of the sentence. Kathy Jones, 33, pleaded guilty under a plea deal with the district attorney's office and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Jack Meigs on Friday. Jones was charged in the death of Isabel "Izzy" Parks, of West Blocton, who died after a Jan. 10, 2014 wreck on Hopewell Church Road north of Centreville.

5-year-old killed in Bibb County crash.

A five-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Bibb County Friday evening.

Three people, including parents, indicted in Bibb County wreck that killed 5-year-old girl

Isabel's parents, David and Danielle Parks, are charged with criminally negligent homicide and four counts of aggravated child abuse, Jackson said.

Indictments handed down in crash that killed 5-year-old in Bibb County

A Bibb County grand jury believes that Kathy Diane Jones was under the influence of methamphetamine and that she allowed a child to steer her car, causing a crash that killed a five-year-old passenger in January.

A five-year-old girl was killed in a single-vehicle accident in Bibb County Friday evening. Six other people were injured in the crash, which occurred on Hopewell Church Road north of Centreville, according to a press release from the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Isabel Parks, 5, of West Blocton was killed when the 1995 Chevrolet Blazer she was a passenger in left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. The driver of the vehicle, Kathy Jones, 31, of West Blocton, and the other injured passengers were transported to Druid City Regional Medical Center. Investigators said seat belts were not being used at the time of the crash, but have not released any additional details. Troopers are still investigating the incident.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Isabel Parks
Kathy Jones
David Parks
Danielle Parks

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