At about 7:23 a.m. On Tuesday morning, a northbound 18 wheeler hauling jet fuel on Old Highway 8 West in Aberdeen, hit a 2011 Honda car, killing the 16-year-old driver.
Gwendolyn “Elise” Mobley was a high school student at Houston High School. She was driving east toward Aberdeen and was on her way to cheerleader practice.
Mobley, who also participated in cross-country, was a senior cheerleader and was heading to school to help prepare a workshop for the junior girls for the upcoming school year. Other school organizations, including the band and sports teams were also at school early to prepare for their individual activities.
Mobley was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen and was pronounced dead at arrival at 8:12 a.m., according to Alan Gurley, Monroe County Coroner. The official cause of death was multiple trauma.
Mobley lived on Old Highway 8.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was from Tuscaloosa and was taken to Pioneer Community Hospital in Aberdeen for observation.
The accident is being investigated by Aberdeen Police Department and the Monroe County Coroner’s Office.
Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 10 a.m. At First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen. Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home of Aberdeen is in charge of funeral arrangements.