Two North Sand Mountain Men Lose Life in Louisiana Car Accident


Shawn Helton and Noah Helton of Bryant, Alabama were identified in a traffic fatality in Rayville, Louisiana. According to Louisiana State Police, the two men were in a Penske moving truck, when a Volvo 18-wheeler’s rear drive axle failed. The 18-wheeler driver had slowed to maneuver onto the shoulder, when the moving truck collided with the rear of the 18-wheeler’s trailer. Shawn and Noah Helton were pronounced dead on the scene, while a third occupant from Chattanooga, TN, was transported to a local hospital and later succumbed to their injuries.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT in the Bryant Chapel with Reverend Billy Helton officiating. Burial will follow in the Burgess Cemetery, Scottsboro, AL.

The family will receive friends Saturday 4:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM EDT; Sunday 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM EDT at the Bryant Chapel.


Noah Helton

Shawn Helton

by Orey Yates