Toxicology Results Pending in Wreck That Killed 2 on Martin Road

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Police have released more information about the driver of a car accused of hitting and killing two people on Martin Road last week.

The driver of the white BMW, Michael Deon Draper, is not charged with a crime at this time. Toxicology tests are pending on Draper.  Police say it generally takes up to six months to get those results back.

Draper's car swerved and hit a black Ford early Friday morning on Martin Road at Jamar Circle, near Zierdt.

Two young men died as a result of the wreck. Dezmond Dennis, 20, was a passenger in the black vehicle.  The driver, Andres Gentry, 22, was rushed to Huntsville Hospital where he died during surgery.

Draper, 32, was taken to Huntsville Hospital, in critical condition.  Police say Draper has said he saw an animal run into the road and swerved to miss it, then hit the other car head-on.  Draper was eastbound on Martin Road and Gentry's car was westbound.

These two cars were involved in the wreck.

These two cars were involved in the wreck. Dezmond Dennis and Andres Gentry were in the black vehicle.  Both died.  Police say the driver of the white vehicle, Michael Deon Draper, has toxicology tests pending. (Photos: David Schmidt/WHNT News 19)

Dezmond Dennis was better known as 'Dez.' He recently played football for Bob Jones High School.  His funeral is Tuesday.

Friday, his former teammates gathered for a prayer on the practice field before boarding buses to travel to Decatur for their game. Head coach Kevin Rose says Dennis was "an all-around great guy who gave 100 percent and earned the respect of his teammates and coaches."


  • Madison City Girl

    Rest In Peace ” Dez”!! God needed another Angel an he chose you!! You will be missed dearly!! R.I.P. Andres !! May God comfort the families of these two young men!! Praying for the other victims also involved in this fatal accident!!

  • Tell facts

    This is very sad but the driver did not swive he was drunk and high and hit these children. Please repot facts not fiction. Apparently the driver of the brand new BMW has money and that’s why his name has not been release. SAD TWO FAMILIES LOST THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSR OF A DRUNK,

    • Madison City Girl

      You are right!! He was DRUNK!! An C.J., non one really.cares about him being a brother of an Ex N.F.L. star!! Apparently those may be rumors you have heard, but for now we do know alcohol was a factor by Mr. Michael Draper!! Now that’s a fact!! Praying for justice!! Justice will indeed be served!!

  • C.J.

    You see a white BMW, and it’s clearly not new maybe a 2002-03 and all you can say is he has money, two kids lost their lives behind this. Get over the steriotypes people.So not true he was a star basketball player and brother of an ex NFL star.

    • Madison City Girl

      C.J , Michael was drunk!! That is what drunk drivers do, they lie and say they swerved to miss a animal!! Did he not see the headlights of another vehicle? He will wish he hit that animal in due time!!

  • Saved

    His name is Kenny Draper and he is 30 year old black male….we got that from the police report and he was high and drunk.


    This is very sad an I pray for all families including the drunk driver’s family because they have lost their son to the system as well as they will be known as the parents of a drunk that killed 2 people. R.I.P guys. You are with the Lord.

    • Madison City Girl

      Lost their son to the system?? That’s why the system is put in place, so if one chooses to not follow what is in place, then that is their bad choice of decision making!! I pray that JUSTICE will be served. I don’t know if you have kids or not, but I do wonder would you feel the same way if you lost your child due to someone else carelessness??? Kenny Draper family will able to visit him behind the walls of Prison, but unfortunately the family of these two young men will have to visit the cemetery!! R.I.P. ” DEZ” and ANDRES

  • coretta

    This was my good friend that passed. They were good young men and they did not deserve this and neither did their families. Draper derserves wat ever thats coming to him. Much love and prayers to the families.
    R.I.P Drez and Dez we love u and you’ll never beforgotten.

  • Shifty

    Mike Draper is a hard working man with a tough job, he takes responsibility for his actions, I’m sure this will not change. I’m sorry for the losses of all of these families, God bless.

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