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Huntsville woman charged with murder in drunken crash that killed Alabama man
on January 11, 2017 at 6:39 PM


A Huntsville woman has been charged with murder and driving under the influence in connection with a 2015 wreck that left a 20-year-old dead just days before Christmas.

Mary Jean Williams, 54, was indicted by a Limestone County grand jury in the death of Jordan Tyler Berryhill, 20, of Danville, said Limestone County District Attorney Brian Jones.

Jones said Williams was drunk and high at the time of the crash.

Berryhill died after being taken to Huntsville Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash that occured on Interstate 565 at Greenbrier Road Dec. 20, 2015.

Berryhill was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle along with a group of other riders as they were heading home from eating at Cheddar's Cafe on University Drive in Huntsville.

The other riders told police Williams hit Berryhill when she crossed both westbound lanes of traffic from the left pull-off lane next to the barrier wall across to the right shoulder, according to a state trooper crash report obtained by The Decatur Daily.

Williams, who was driving a 2004 Lexus, told police she was driving west on I-565, turned her blinker on and started to merge into the right lane when the crash occurred, according to the report.

Police said Berryhill was riding in the right lane.

"She literally just shot straight across both lanes," witness Jill Smiley, a family friend of Berryhill's, told The Daily. "After she hit him, he flew off the bike, and her car ran over him. I was riding on the back of my husband's bike right behind Tyler."


Tyler Berryhill