Alan Thompson, Calera native, dies after weekend crash

Photo courtesy Southside Middle School website

Tallassee students and teachers are mourning the loss of Alan Thompson, Southside Middle School principal, who died in a car crash Saturday evening.

Alabama State Troopers say Thompson was killed after his 2010 Chevrolet Impala collided with a 2001 Ford Taurus, belonging to 22-year old Jeremy Stroud at the intersection of Alabama 14 and Cherokee Trail Road. {}Stroud was not injured in the accident.

Thompson, a Calera native, was in his first year as principal of Southside Middle School.