Northport Native UAB Nurse Struck & Killed in Mississippi Cycling Event
A UAB nurse who was raised in Northport and lived in Walker County was killed Saturday while participating in a bicycling event in Greenwood, Mississippi.
The victim was 26-year-old Marilyn Rachelle Mott of Cordova, Alabama, a County High graduate known locally as Rachelle Williams before her marriage.
According to local reporting and the event website, Mott was riding the longest-possible 62-mile route of the Bikes, Blues & Bayous ride in Greenwood when she was struck from behind by a motorist on U.S. Highway 49 near the Rising Sun community.
The ride, known as the BB&B, is organized annually by the Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce and this year drew 900 participants and featured routes of 10, 20, 46, 57 or 62 miles.
The victim's husband, Perry Mott, was also participating in the event, but on a different route.
Marilyn Mott was taken to the nearby Greenwood Leflore Hospital after the collision, where she was pronounced dead Saturday morning.
According to the same article, no charges have yet been filed against the 40-year-old Greenwood man who was reportedly driving the 2016 Honda Accord that fatally struck Mott.
Mott was a 2015 graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School, where her father Greer Williams teaches agriculture. Her mother is Braxie Williams. Mott was part of the Bevill State Nursing Class of 2020 and was a registered nurse at UAB.
Services for Mott will be held at Collins-Burke Funeral Home in Jasper Wednesday afternoon.