Bay Minette Man Killed In Wreck Near Atmore Prison

May 16, 2012

A Bay Minette man was killed in a two vehicle accident near Fountain Prison north of Atmore this morning.

Kenneth Moore, 41, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the 6 a.m. wreck. Moore was reportedly a corrections officer, only about a half mile from arriving at his morning shift.

Moore’s Dodge Avenger and a Ford pickup  driven by William Henry Wiggins of Perdido  collided nearly head-on.  Wiggins was not seriously injured.

The accident remains under investigation by Alabama State Troopers. Further details have not been released.


24 Responses to “Bay Minette Man Killed In Wreck Near Atmore Prison”

  1. ROSALIE HOWARD on May 26th, 2012 8:20 pm

    i want to thank all the OFFICERS that came to my son in laws funeral KEN MOORE you made him proud words can never express how we feel inside with your help and family and friends we truly appreciated it ,the officer that sang AMAZING GRACE did a great job and we thank you, god bless you all and remember be careful in whatever you do ,SINCERLY, ROSALIE HOWARD

  2. B-4 on May 21st, 2012 10:51 pm

    I supervised Officer Moore when he begain working at FCC. The thing that I respected about him the most was that he would take positive corrective criticism and use it to better himself as an officer! He had a positive attitude and “ALWAYS” had a smile on his face.

    I FEEL THAT PORCH POLICE, STATE TROOPERS & THE SHERRIFS DEPARTMENT NEED TO PATROL THE AREA FROM THE CASINO TO THE PRISON MORE!!!!!!! Often we as Correctional Officers are in much more danger on the highway to & from work than inside the facilities. Many people leave the Casinto and many times they run the red light.! They do not stop as they exit the interstate & 18 wheeler truck speed through in front of the Prison ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Something needs to be done abouth this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. William on May 19th, 2012 12:45 pm

    Service information is on the obituary page. (See menu bar near top of page)

  4. AKB on May 18th, 2012 12:34 pm

    Does anyone know if any arrangements have been made at this time?

  5. peggy jones on May 17th, 2012 11:26 pm

    prayers goes out to both families, i’m asking God to strenghten every heart and minds in a mighty special way. i have a son who works at holman and i pray for the lives of everyone on those dangerous highways. i use to work at holman myself several yrs. ago and i know it’s even dangerous now. my son told me those big trucks run right off the interstate right into the hwy so be careful everone when traving to and fro. i hope God brings peace to you hearts one day. seem like i know this young man from somewhere, but anyway keep the faith, wrap your arms around each other especially those babies and ask God to help you and i promice he will see you through. love yall!!!

  6. Becky Howard on May 17th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Ken, you willl be missed with your silly butt! We are all heartbroken that we won’t hear you mock us anymore, or make fun of stupid crap we did… I am sorry that I hadn’t talked to you… I will miss all the random calls you use to make… me and randa will miss you dearly…

  7. Danica Lee on May 17th, 2012 3:52 pm

    I was one of the nurses that responded to the accident but by the time we reached the scene, the paramedics were already there. As long as I live, I don’t think I’ll ever forget it. In the healthcare field, it’s not uncommon to see scenes such as this, but it’s completely different when that person that is involved is someone that you have worked with, argued with, and laughed with. I know all of us at Fountain, J.O., Atmore Work Camp, and the nurses of Corizon are mourning the loss of our brother “Kenny Lattimore” as B-Nights called him…To Moore’s Family: I know words can never reach the hurt and shock that you must be feeling, but I want you to know that we loved Moore and that you are in each and every one of our hearts and minds here at his Fountain family.

  8. Darren Grace on May 17th, 2012 12:13 pm

    A fellow Co-worker. K.Moore was one of the funniest and friendliest coworker anyone could work around. We gonna miss him truly. To his family im so sorry for your lost i will keep yall in my prayer, Its so sad until its hard to beleive…Keeny Moore was a good Man he always smiled and didnt show any wrong.

  9. karli smith on May 17th, 2012 8:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with this family… im so sorry for your loss. R.I.P

  10. Champ on May 17th, 2012 6:39 am

    Moore was a good co-worker when i use to work with him, he showed me a few of the ropes of being a CO! I just wanna say to CO Moore’s family, friends and co workers of CO Moore at Fountain CF that my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of grief! I’m sorry for your lost!!

  11. mike carnley on May 17th, 2012 6:01 am

    I use to work at fountain with OFFICER K. MOORE, he was a special person who could change a frown to a smile. He was a friendly person who liked being around people and to help people.GOD BLESS , KENNETH MOORE and family, I’m glad to have known him and to call him a friend. There has been alot of wrecks on that stretch of road that have taken alot of lives. L.E.O.’s need to monitor that stretch of road alot more to keep traffic slowed down.

  12. ROSALIE HOWARD on May 17th, 2012 4:40 am


  13. Hayden on May 17th, 2012 1:13 am

    My prayers go to Mr. Moore and his family. God bless you all

  14. Randa on May 17th, 2012 12:41 am

    Ken was my uncle. He was an amazing guy. I was living with him. My family and I appreciate all the prayers you guys sent to us. I just can’t believe he’s gone… He’s in a better place now. He may be gone, but he will never be forgotten. I love you Uncle Ken<3

  15. Concerned on May 16th, 2012 9:24 pm

    Prayers going out to Mr Moore’s Family during your time of Grief,,, I worked a bad wreck on that strecth of road a couple of years ago that also took the life of a Fountain Correction Worker,,,If this was the Mr.Moore that came by where i work in Atmore he always had a smile,,,God Bless you all

  16. Dorothy on May 16th, 2012 7:10 pm

    to Deborah and family my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time… from australia

  17. Beronica on May 16th, 2012 5:55 pm

    Officer Moore was my husband co-worker, he is very heart broken by this lost. Our prayers go out to his family.

  18. Robert Moore on May 16th, 2012 5:48 pm

    My family & I mourn the loss of my brother. This is a very tragic loss for his loved ones. He will surely be missed. He was a great brother, husband, father, son & friend. I love you Jenny; rest in peace.

  19. randy lucas on May 16th, 2012 4:56 pm

    As A co worker of K. Moore I would like to wish his family well.Anyone who sees this please say a prayer for him.He was a really good man.

  20. DJC on May 16th, 2012 3:13 pm

    This is terrible. The speed limit reduces from 45 to 35 in that location. Traffic behind you gets road rage if you do the speed limit through there.

  21. Ronnie on May 16th, 2012 1:45 pm

    what a’s amazing how life can be rearranged in the blink of an eye.
    My prayers go out to the families.One normal day becomes horribly abnormal

  22. becky on May 16th, 2012 1:09 pm

    My brother was one of the ones in the wreak and thank god he is ok. My thoughts and prayers go to the other family!!

  23. RopersMommy on May 16th, 2012 12:19 pm

    My Fiance and i are on the fire department in Little Rock and he got out of bed and worked this wreck this morning.. it was pretty bad. and the traffic stayed backed up a while.. they closed the road eventually and was detoured around by holman prison… traffic was returned to normal sometime around 10 am… i am really glad that i didnt get out of bed for this one, im not sure that i could have handled it. but i am praying for both families involved in this unfortunate event!

  24. sug on May 16th, 2012 11:50 am

    Prayer goes out to both families

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