Just one day back from her senior cruise, Jakourtney “Tasha” Davis was looking forward to picking up her prom dress on Saturday.
But before that, she planned a last-minute trip Friday morning, March 29, to take her grandmother shopping in Madison. Joining them was her mom, her younger sister and two cousins.
The family was just minutes inside the Madison County line when, for unknown reasons, Davis swerved off C.R. 14. The vehicle crossed the southbound lane and began to turn counterclockwise. It over overturned once, striking a large tree with its roof.
The car, a white 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix, then spun around and came to a final stop in the treeline, facing the highway.
Davis and her mother, Tina Hopkins, 41, also of Perry, were pinned inside the vehicle.