Pregnant Alabama youth pastor killed, husband critically injured in head-on crash

Published 2:28 pm Monday, March 9, 2020

A pregnant Alabama youth pastor returning home from a women’s worship conference was killed and her husband critically injured in a head-on collision Sunday.

Breanna Lashay Brown Eaton, 24, was killed when a 2008 Ford Taurus driven by James Long of Columbia, Tennessee, struck her 2016 Kia Forte, 12 miles north of Jasper. Brown and her unborn baby were pronounced dead at the scene. Brown’s husband Jacob was also taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Long was taken to a hospital for medical treatment.

The Eatons were youth pastors at Lynn Church of God in Winston County. The Eatons were reportedly returning home with other members of their church from a women’s conference in Cullman when the crash happened.

Chris Stokes said he and his wife were behind the Eatons when the Stokes got stuck in heavy traffic on Alabama 69 in Walker County. Alisha and Breanna, both passengers in their respective cars, had been texting during the ride home.