Southbound lanes of I-65 shut down in Morgan County because of damaged bridge

5-year-old dies after being thrown from vehicle on Hwy. 69

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.


GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A 5-year-old boy died after he was thrown from a vehicle Monday at the intersection of Highway 69 and Union Grove Road in Guntersville, according to Alabama State Troopers.

The single-vehicle wreck happened at 12:15 p.m. Troopers say Chaysen Garner, 5, of Guntersville was critically injured when the 2003 Toyota Sequoia in which he was a passenger left Alabama 69 and struck a guardrail.  He was ejected from the vehicle.

Chaysen was transported to Huntsville Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle, Chasity Leann Garner, 29, also of Guntersville, was injured and transported to Huntsville Hospital for treatment of her injuries. Another passenger in the vehicle was not injured.

There is no word yet on what caused the crash. Alabama State Troopers are investigating.


  • sonya ennis

    Sso sad..this breaks my heart:( my prayers are with the family..and may god watch over all of them.

  • delilah cannady

    The family really needs our prayers right now, I couldnt imagine losing a precious child.

  • Allison Gondola

    The little boy was my neighbor and his aunt was driving its so sad that he had to go and fly with angels he will be greatly missed

Comments are closed.