HAMILTON POST – A two-vehicle crash at 4:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, has claimed two lives.  Jeffrey Morris Brasher, 50, of Bankston was killed when the 2006 Ford pickup he was driving collided with a 2004 Chevrolet pickup driven by Austin Blaine Brasher, 22, also of Bankston. Jeffrey Brasher, who was not using a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene. Austin Brasher, who was also not using a seat belt, was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham where he died at 9:18 a.m.  The drivers were father and son.  The crash occurred on Fayette County 49, one mile west of Winfield.

A preliminary investigation has indicated that alcohol was a factor in the crash.  Nothing further is available as Alabama State Troopers continue to investigate.

Editors Note: The father and son were approximately 10 miles from their home when the accident occurred. Jeff Brasher is the son of the Jon and Doris Brasher family who every year put on the Christmas in the Park at Fayette City Park.